I have many Jessie/Jesse given names in my family. Most of them are southern born. They are both male & female. I am trying to find a pattern to the spelling. Do you have this given name?
I have a question is Jessie for females & Jesse for males?
Or is it just random? Or is it the census takers who decide the spelling?
Here are a just a few of my Jesse folks:
The Jesse spelling appears to be all male.
Jesse Alexander Brumfield
Jesse Alton Brumfield
Jesse C. Fortenberry
Jesse Lamar Simmons
Jesse Newton Ball
Here are a just a few of my Jessie folks:
The Jesse spelling appears to divided between male & female.
Are the names of these males just misspelled?
Jessie Brown [male]
Jessie Hannah Andrews [female]
Jessie Lee Brumfield [female]
Jessie Mary Lowe [female]
Jessie Miles Hall [male]
Jessie Ott [male]