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  • Aaron James (1755 - c.1839)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A061442 1775 - was 20 years old when he fought in the Revolutionary War as a member of the Pennsylvania M...
  • Abel James (1738 - 1814)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A061444
  • Abigail James (1737 - 1770)
  • Ada Quartermain (1874 - 1898)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Sep 9 2019, 7:42:58 UTC
  • Adelaide Laura James (1908 - 1948)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Sep 9 2019, 1:30:35 UTC

About the James surname

Charles P. James was born about 1820 in New Jersey and he married Elvia Foster in 1844 at Clarendon, Orleans, New York. In 1870 was living in Byron, Genesee, New York. He died 1891 Byron, Genesee, New York at the age of 71.

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.