John James

about 1670–
West Lavington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John James was born about 1670, in West Lavington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Mr. James, was 30 and his mother, Mrs. James, was 30. He married Sarah Staples on 21 November 1689. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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John James
Sarah Staples
Marriage: 21 November 1689
Margaret James
Alice James
Roger James

Spouse and Children

21 November 1689
West Lavington, Wilts, England


Parents and Siblings

    Mr. James


    Mrs. James




Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John James in entry for Roger James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John James in entry for Alice James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John James in entry for Margaret James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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