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The Norman Conquest of England of 1066 added many new elements to the already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Geran name is derived from the Old French given name Jerome, which itself was originally derived from the Greek name Hieronymos. The Greek name was composed of the elements hieros, which means sacred, and onyma, which means name.

Geran Early Origins



The surname Geran was first found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Geran Spelling Variations


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Geran Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Jerome, Jerrome, Jerram, Jeran, Jarrom, Jerrems, Gerome, Gerram and many more.

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Geran Early History


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Geran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geran research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1614, 1729, 1748, 1604, 1650, 1770 and 1853 are included under the topic Early Geran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geran Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geran In Ireland


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Geran In Ireland



Some of the Geran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Geran or a variant listed above:

Geran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Geran, who settled in America in 1854-1856
  • Timothy Geran, who arrived in New York in 1854-1856
  • Daniel Geran, who settled in Boston in 1875

Geran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Geran, who settled in Montreal in 1846
  • John Geran, who settled in Canada in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Geran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Geran (post 1700)



  • Elmer Hendrickson Geran (1875-1954), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Monmouth County, 1911-12, 1916-17; Monmouth County Sheriff, 1917-20
  • Dedra Geran, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1972

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Geran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geran 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 January 2016 at 11:39.

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