Last name: James
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http://www.familytreedna.com/public/James/ Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/James#ixzz1NBiaphPF I have always wanted to have my DNA done. My last name is James and my dad as well but there were 2 generations before him that the name was passed done matriarchaly Threw my grand mother who's last name was James and her mothers as well. But When I see pictures of Jessi and Frank James. I am a exact looking match to frank James. And people have seen it and thought it was me in one of them old fashion wanted poster pics you can get at the fair or a amusement park. and I've seen a guy on the James web site that is related to Jessi James that is the spitting image of my dad.
Annetta (James) Hand
Heather James (Leek)
My biological father is David Earl James from Centralia Illinois. His mother was Mildred H. (100% German) Father Roy James . David (my dad) was in Vietnam. He lost both legs during war by stepping on a landmine. He was a Marine. He had 12 siblings.
My paternal grandfather's name was Paul James, he was born around 1896. He lived in Humbolt Tennessee. He was a white man that fathered three illegitimate sons by a black woman. He supposedly had an older brother who was a banker in Louisiana. I only saw him once when I was about 7 years oldI do have a picture of us together. I would love to connect with anyone who has information on my grandafather.
my first ancestor who came to Canada was William James in 1696 (born 1683, near Wimborn Minster in the Dorset) at Bay de Verde in New Foundland. He was the son of Nicholas James and Catherine North. Captured by the French army and then deported to Montreal, his name been frenchified into "Guillaume Gemme". As far i been able to search, the first James in England been mentionned after the 1066´s conquest... the first James was originally (almost 1000 years ago!) from Normandy (France). Before that (the dark age during when the name switched from Jacomus to James), i can't dig any deeper... like to know how long the Jacomus's surname last, or what was their surname before being christianized, or from where they was... i'd need to access roman archives to do so.