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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.
Early Origins of the Geran family
Shropshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Geran family
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Geran Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Geran family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Geran family to Ireland
Some of the Geran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Geran family to the New World and Oceana
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
Geran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Geran (post 1700)
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