Susan Thomas

Female1886–

Brief Life History of Susan

When Susan Thomas was born in 1886, in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, David Thomas, was 41 and her mother, Mary Griffiths, was 42.

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Family Time Line

David Thomas
1845–
Mary Griffiths
1844–
Frances Jane Thomas
1871–1903
David Thomas
1873–1880
William Thomas
1875–
John Thomas
1878–
Richard Thomas
1881–
Catherine Mary Thomas
1882–
Susan Thomas
1886–
Selina Ann Thomas
1888–

Sources (4)

  • Susan Thomas in household of David Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Susan Thomas, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Sue Thomas in household of David Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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Siblings (8)

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World Events (8)

1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

Age 4

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.

1908

Age 22

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1918

Age 32

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

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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