en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Doe

The name "John Doe" (or "John Doo"), "Richard Roe," along with "John Roe", were regularly invoked in English legal instruments to ...

mentalfloss.com/article/29996/why-are-unidentified-people-called-john-or-jane-doe

From the courts to the morgue, if the government doesn't know someone's name or wants to withhold it, they give them one of these as a placeholder. Why?

www.quora.com/How-did-the-names-John-Jane-Doe-become-placeholders-for-unknown-and-unidentified-persons

Nov 28, 2011 ... The "John Doe" custom dates back to the reign of England's King Edward III, during the legal debate over something called the Acts of Ejectment. This debate  ...

www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-joh2.htm

Mar 15, 2003 ... Q From Kevin Webster: I have spent two hours searching the Net for information about the expressions John Doe and Jane Doe that American ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/john-doe

John doe definition, an anonymous, average man. ... an unidentified man: The police were looking for a John Doe. ... Word Origin and History for john doe ...

www.nytimes.com/1995/06/04/magazine/on-language-who-s-john-doe.html

Jun 4, 1995 ... It's unlikely that the origin is in a real person named John Doe, but the ... the notion that the Eurasian heartland was the pivotal area of history.

legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/John+Doe+or+Jane+Doe

Definition of John Doe or Jane Doe in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is John Doe or Jane Doe? Meaning of  ...

blog.roblox.com/2017/03/real-backstory-john-doe-jane-doe-myths

Mar 21, 2017 ... For many years, there has been lore circulating around John Doe and Jane Doe within the community. This year, we've decided that it's time to ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/33866/john-doe-jane-doe-why-are-they-used-many-times

John Doe is very generic, rolls off the tongue, and in colloquy is not easily mistaken for a known person, like "John Smith" might be (there was ...