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Where did the English Jarret family come from? What is the English Jarret family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jarret family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jarret family history?Jarret is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the given name Gerard.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jarret family name include Jarret, Jarratt, Jarrett, Jarrott and others.
First found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jarret research. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Jarret History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Jarret Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Jarret family to immigrate North America:
Jarret Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Jarret Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jarret Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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