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Where did the English Junior family come from? What is the English Junior family crest and coat of arms? When did the Junior family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Junior family history?The distinguished surname Junior was first brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "engigneor" or "enginior," meaning "engineer, maker of military machines." During the 12th century, the term "ingeniator" was used to refer to men who worked as both master-mason and architect.
The name Junior, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Jenner, Joyner, Joiner, Junor, Junior, Genner, Ginner, Genower and many more.
First found in during the 12th century. The first recorded bearer of the name was Ailnoth Ingeniator, a military architect who served as surveyor of royal buildings in 1157. He supervised building operations at Windsor between 1166 and 1173, repaired Westminster Abbey after a fire, and headed the destruction of Framlingham and Walton Castles. Other early bearers of the name include Richard Lenginnur, recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire between 1191 and 1197, and William Enginur, who was living in Suffolk in 1202.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Junior research. Another 317 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296, 1452, 1750, 1749, 1823, 1815 and 1898 are included under the topic Early Junior History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 57 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Junior Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Junior family, or who bore a variation of the surname Junior were
Junior Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Junior Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Junior Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Junior 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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