John James

Male20 March 1811–21 April 1811

Brief Life History of John

When John James was christened on 20 March 1811, in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel James, was 23 and his mother, Mary Gregory, was 17. He was buried in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Samuel James
1787–1846
Mary Gregory
1795–1848
John James
1811–1811
William James
1812–
Ann James
1814–

Sources (3)

  • John, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John James, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"
  • John James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

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