John Paul Thomas

Brief Life History of John Paul

When John Paul Thomas was born on 24 December 1932, in Scottsboro, Jackson, Alabama, United States, his father, Lawtice Broden Thomas, was 40 and his mother, Fannie Matt Clemons, was 27. He lived in Election Precinct 15 Hunts Store, Jackson, Alabama, United States for about 15 years. He died on 15 July 1996, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Pinehaven Memorial Gardens, Hollywood, Jackson, Alabama, United States.

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John Paul Thomas
1932–1996
Willene Eunice Bailey
1931–1999

Sources (11)

  • John Paul Thomas, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John P Thomas, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • John Paul in entry for Windell Scott Thomas, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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1935 · The Social Security Act

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1949 · NATO is Established

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Name Meaning

English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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