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Possible origin of Jaquez

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Possible origin of Jaquez

Posted: 26 Jun 2005 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jaquez/Jacques/Jaques
My husband is Jaquez, his parents are from the Dominican Republic. I am a linguist, and as far as I've reserched, Jaquez is the Haitian Creole spelling of the French last name Jacques. The creole simplifies the french, thereby losing the "c" and changing the "-ez" (ay) ending to an -s sound. Dominicans (and apparently Mexicans) pronounce it /há-kes/, haitians pronounce it like the french Jacques, but with a final "-s" sound /zhaks/.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
frenchicana 26 Jun 2005 6:17AM GMT 
drztipicoboy 23 Jan 2008 1:07PM GMT 
janilsajaquez 27 Jan 2009 11:38PM GMT 
dominicanbomb... 18 Apr 2010 5:58AM GMT 
kennymotor 31 Oct 2011 2:38AM GMT 
jaquezkelvin 22 Feb 2011 1:52PM GMT 
MissDee730 28 Sep 2011 3:59AM GMT 
alejandramj16 5 Nov 2011 2:08PM GMT 
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