Katherine Thomas

Brief Life History of Katherine

When Katherine Thomas was born on 12 April 1646, in Pocomoke City, Worcester, Maryland, United States, her father, Richard Malcolm Thomas, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Hawkins, was 25. She married Hugh Mannocks Sr. about 1663, in Nansemond, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1700, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 54.

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John Robins
Katherine Thomas
Marriage: about 1675
Mary Robins
Sarah Robins
William Robins

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  • Katherin in entry for William Robins, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Katherin in entry for William Robins, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"
  • Katherin in entry for William Robins, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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Historical Boundaries 1670: Somerset, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1742: Worcester, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Worcester, Maryland, United States

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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