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John Early Origins



The surname John was first found in Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin), located in Southwest Wales, one of thirteen historic counties and presently one of the principal area in Wales, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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John Spelling Variations


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John Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name John have included Johnes, Johns, John, Johne and others.

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John Early History


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John Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our John research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early John History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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John Early Notables (pre 1700)


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John Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North Ameri ca. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name John were found:

John Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James John, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Hills John, who arrived in Virginia in 1648
  • Donio John, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • Edward John, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Evan John, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1678-1679
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

John Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary John, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1701-1703
  • Nelson, John Sr., who arrived in North Carolina in 1702
  • Rebecca John, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1703
  • Cadder John, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1704
  • Jenkins John, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

John Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon John, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Thomas John, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • Henry Cart John, aged 25, landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • Elias John, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840
  • Valentine John, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

John Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Roched John, who landed in Mississippi in 1904

John Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Peter John U.E. who settled in Sissiboo, Nova Scotia c. 1784 listed on the Muster Roll for Gulliver's Hole, St. Mary's Bay and Sissiboo [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

John Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • S John, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

John Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James John, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • Richard James John, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"
  • James John, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851
  • John John, aged 40, a smelter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Glentanner"
  • Margaret John, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

John Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel John arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1870
  • Llewellyn John, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
  • Sarah A. John, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
  • Eustace John, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
  • Amy John, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884

John Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century

  • John John, aged 22, a miner, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Olive John, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Isaac John, aged 12, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926

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Contemporary Notables of the name John (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name John (post 1700)



  • Thomas Edward "Tommy" John Jr. (b. 1943), American Major League Baseball former pitcher who had 288 career victories, eponym of Tommy John surgery, a revolutionary surgical graft procedure to replace a tendon first performed by Dr. F. Jobe in 1974
  • Louise Moses John, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964
  • Julian John, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • John N. John Jr., American politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1974-82
  • Jesse J. John, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Northumberland County, 1875-76
  • George W. John, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Macomb County, 1910
  • Frederick C. T. John, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1954-65 (acting, 1954)
  • Eva John, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1952
  • Ernest John, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Hancock County, 1966
  • Eric G. John, American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, 2007-
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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John Historic Events


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John Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas John (b. 1921), Welsh Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Maestag, Glamorgan, Wales, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Howard Stanley John, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Deus pascit corvos
Motto Translation: God feeds the ravens.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The John Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The John Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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