Thomas Williams

Male1737–

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Williams was born in 1737, in Llandogo, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Williams, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Morris, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Williams
1709–
Margaret Morris
1710–
Frances Williams
1731–1817
Joan Williams
1734–
Thomas Williams
1737–
Joseph Williams
1740–1783
James Williams
1742–
John Williams
1747–

Sources (1)

  • Thos. Williams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (6)

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World Events (4)

1815

Age 78

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Age 86

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1830

Age 93

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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