en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Doe

"John Doe" (for males) and "Jane Doe" (for females) are multiple-use names that are used when the true name of a person is unknown or is being intentionally ...

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

The John Doe custom was born out of a strange and long since vanished British legal process called an action of ejectment. Under old English common law, the ...

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

Nov 28, 2011 ... Alright, so origin of the term John/Jane Doe has its roots in the old and strange vanished British legal proceedings called action of ejectment. Under the old ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/john-doe

The fictitious defendant was Richard Roe . If female, Jane Doe , Jane Roe . Replaced earlier John-a-nokes (1530s) or Jack Nokes , who usually was paired with ...

www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/Jane%20Doe

Jane Doe is someone whose name can't legally be used, or who simply doesn't want it used. In the case of a man, you'd call him John Doe. The need for a ...

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  ...

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.worldsstrangest.com/mental-floss/why-are-unidentified-people-called-john-or-jane-doe

Feb 15, 2012 ... 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 ...

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

Jun 4, 1995 ... The "average woman" substitutes Jane for Joe or John, but we do not ... It's unlikely that the origin is in a real person named John Doe, but the ...