Megan Myfanwy Thomas

4 March 1921–10 October 2007 (Age 86)
New Zealand

The Life of Megan Myfanwy

When Megan Myfanwy Thomas was born on 4 March 1921, in New Zealand, her father, Stephen Harold Thomas, was 39 and her mother, Georgina Mary Langley, was 29. She married George Robert Knight on 21 January 1939, in Auckland, New Zealand. She died on 10 October 2007, in Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 86.

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George Robert Knight
Megan Myfanwy Thomas
Marriage: 21 January 1939

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21 January 1939
Auckland, New Zealand

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World Events (8)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 2

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 18

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Age 26

New Zealand gains full independence from Britain.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Megan in entry for Georgina Mary Thomas, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Megan in entry for Georgina Mary Thomas, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Megan in entry for Georgina Mary Thomas, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"

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