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On a complementary note, in Québec in the last five years you have about 10-20 baby girls per year named Joséphine. Generally speaking, considering the historical influence of the catholic religion over that society, you can expect the Bible and a practical book such as a missel to have been relevant in any past era. As liturgical books adapted for an ...


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According to this list, "Jos." for girls/women could have also possibly meant 'Josephte," as in Marie-Josephte Corriveau. It's interesting to note that, whether right or wrong, the cited list uses "Jn-Bts." for "Jean-Baptiste," but your "J. Baptiste" is also most likely used here for "Jean-Baptiste," as mentioned by Vincent in his good answer. Used as it ...


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Apparently, Joséphine had a spike in popularity. Probably because of Joséphine Bonaparte , I'm not sure. I made my own family tree and I could not find a lot of Joséphine in them but I don't really see other possibilities. Joseph was also a popular name for men. J. Baptiste : Yes, Jean is the most likely but it's not possible to be 100% sure. Amb: It ...



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