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Jacobite: originally a term indicating a supporter of King James II (6 Feb (1685-11 Dec 1688), later sometimes used to indicate Catholic religion. See Maryland Protestant Revolution of 1689 and Secretaries of State: State Papers, Foreign, France (James COUMBES of Teignmouth, Devonshire and Paris France)
Jack: nickname for Jackson or John
Jacobus: (latin) given name, James (See also abbrev. Jas.)
Jain, Jane, Janet: nicknames for Jane, Joan, Jean, Janet (interchangeable during some eras)
Jas.: abbreviation for given name, James (see also above)
Januarius, Ianuarius (Jan): (latin) month of January
Jemmie, Jimmie: fem. nickname for Jemima
Jennie, Jenny: nickname for Jane, Jean, Jennifer or Virginia
Jer.: abbreviation for Jeremiah.
Jeremiah L.: in the South, may be a namesake of Methodist Preacher Jeremiah Lambert
Jerry: nickname for Jeremiah or Gerald
Jhon.: (latin) abbreviation for given name Johannis
Johannis: (latin) given name, John
Jno.: abbreviation for given name, John
Jim, Jimmy: nickname for James
Jocosa: (latin) given name, Joyce
Jos.: abbreviation for Joseph (nickname: Joe)
Josh: nickname for Joseph, Joshua, Josiah (abbrev. Jos. or Joh, although Joh. is sometimes abbrev. for Jonathon)
Julian calendar . the calendar established by Julius Cesar and used as late as 1751. See calendars
Julius, Iulius (Jul): (latin)
Junius, Iunius (Jun): (latin) month of June
junior . modern usage of this word following a name (John Combs, Jr.) indicates "son of" an individual by the same name. In earlier times (particularly pre-1800), its use might instead indicate the individual is "the younger" of two individuals with the same name.
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