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latin names in english

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latin names in english

Posted: 30 Mar 2014 7:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi all

i was hunting for some one called james baptised around 1685 in hampshire and came accros a Jacobus around the right time.

doing a little digging i found

A Jacobus is an English gold coin of the reign of James I, worth 25 shillings.[1] The name of the coin comes from the Latin inscription surrounding the King's head on the obverse of the coin, IACOBUS D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HI REX (James by the grace of God ruler of Britain, France, and Ireland, King).

further hunting led to a very informative article on

http://www.from-ireland.net/irish-names/latin-names-in-engli...

which has a very handy explanation and name list for Latin / English name usage and well worth book marking
perhaps some of you could add your own variations for names here that will be useful to us all
just a few i picked out for this message are

Jacobus = James or Jacob
Adalbertus = Albert or George
Gratia = Grace
Samuelem = Samuel

so if you are looking for that alousife record try looking for the name from the above article




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