Post by lipkatatar on Feb 13, 2012 23:54:17 GMT -5
Looking for medieval Cornish ancestors I often come across second names like Jakrobin, Jaknichol, Jakthomas. Sometimes this is written separately as in John Jak Robin. The individuals so named are generally servants or tenants of the gentry. Am I correct in thinking that "Jak" is the Cornish form of the Scots "Mac", meaning "son of"?