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Multiple Origins of the Surname JAMES


Most people assume that the surname James comes from the English given name James, which is the Welsh or Cornish form of the Biblical name Jacob; and this is usually true. But there are exceptions, and this page is devoted to them.

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This page was last modified on 17 October 2002.