Where did the terms "John Doe"/ "Jane Doe" come from?
- ToiLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
The origin of "John Doe" along with " Richard Roe " , were regularly invoked in English Legal instruments to satisfy technical requirements governing jurisdiction , which began with the early reign of King Edward III of England " 1312 - 1377 " .
Both names are fictitious names used in legal proceedings to label people whose names are not known and in advertising campaigns to represent the average person .
To read more about this , visit en.wikipedia.com .
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