Jem

September 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
An English medieval diminutive of “James“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Jae, Jaime, Jamie, Jamey, Jay, Jemmy, Jim, Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy, Jimsy, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Red Jem Hannaford, a sheep thief, in Lorna Doone, by R.D. Blackmore (written in 1869, set in the 1670s-1680s).
Jem Slocombe, a laborer on John Ridd’s farm, in Lorna Doone.

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