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Where did the Scottish Jerden family come from? What is the Scottish Jerden family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jerden family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jerden family history?In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Jerden as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Angus. Jerden is thought to have been a Norman name that made it's way North into Scotland. It is ultimately derived from the Old French word jardin, or "garden." Further research indicates that the family settled very early in the barony of Gardyne in the parish of Kirkden, Angus. It is from these lands that the family takes its name; although a more literal interpretation of the name would mean 'of the garden.' The family also held estates in Arbroath, Aberdeen, Banff and Perth for centuries.
Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Jerden has been spelled Jardine, Jardin, Gardin, Gardyn, Garden and others.
First found in Angus, where one of the first official records was Winefredus de Jardine in 1153 when he witnessed charters by King David 1st to the Abbeys of Kelso and Arbroath.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jerden research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1178, 1200, 1245, 1597, 1683, 1695, 1699, 1737, 1800, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Jerden History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jerden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Jerden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 223 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:
Jerden Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cave adsum
Motto Translation: Beware I am here.
The Jerden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jerden 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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