Author Topic: Scottish name diminutives and equivalents Janet/Jessie  (Read 790 times)

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Scottish name diminutives and equivalents Janet/Jessie
« on: Tuesday 19 December 17 18:18 GMT (UK) »
The information given on this site:

http://www.whatsinaname.net/female-names/Jessie.html

may help researchers who have, as I had, met a brick wall over the name Janet and/or Jessie. The 2 names have been synonymous for at least 2 centuries. A girl baptised Janet often becomes Jessie in subsequent records, and slightly more unusually, the opposite happens, as in the case of my gg grandmother, baptised Jessie 1827 in Canonbie, daughter of Abel Armstrong and Isabella Taylor, who is known as Janet for the rest of her life.

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Re: Scottish name diminutives and equivalents Janet/Jessie
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 December 17 19:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome :)

It's a very useful site for a whole range of names (and not necessarily just Scottish) and worth mentioning every so often as the original recommendations drop down the lists.


Interchangeable names

http://www.whatsinaname.net/

In Scotland many names are interchangeable often in ways which may confuse the non-scot (or even the modern scot).

e.g.  Peter & Patrick, Daniel & Donald, Agnes & Nancy , Jane Jean Janet & Jessie


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PS  -I think Falkyrn's ref to the site might have been the first one but it's now buried in a long thread which has links to various useful sites
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

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