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latinisation of names

latinisation of names

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 7:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
In older parish records it is common to find names rendered in Latin. Sometimes the Latin is quaint to say the least.

Would anyone know if Amos could possibly be James? I'm not sure if I'm looking at two children or not. The parish records are written in fairly poor Latin and "Amos" is baptised in 1733. "James" marries 20 years later. I cannot find any further record of Amos and cannot find any mention of James's baptism.

Anyone like to speculate?

Thanks Alison

Re: latinisation of names

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 2:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
According to the Latin Forenames page on the ScotlandsPeople.gov site, James is Jabus, Jacoba, or Jacobus.

Do a web search for "Latin forenames" or "Latin first names" for more information.

Re: latinisation of names

Posted: 9 Aug 2011 3:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much for your help. Sorry for the delay in responding.

Thank you for the source information.

Looks like James and Amos are different people.

Regards Alison

Re: latinisation of names

Posted: 10 Aug 2011 12:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
You're welcome. Good luck with your search.
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