What does the name James mean?
The James surname is common around the world, deriving from the popular first name. The surname James is English in origin and believed to be patronymic, describing someone who is the son or descendant of James.
The earliest occurrence of the James surname in our family history documents is from 1420, and we currently have 2,865,261 records where James appears.
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Typical jobs for Jameses
Hard-working people, the Jameses. 3362 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Jameses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a James in Glamorganshire.
Jameses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Jameses were angels, apparently. We found 3141 in criminal records.
Jameses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 4300 Jameses served in the First World War.