The Jamme family can find its origins within the landscape of Medieval France, particularly in that coastal region once known as Normandy
. Their name is derived from the given name Binyamin, which means the son of the south, comes from The Bible, which tells that Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob and the father of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Early Origins of the Jamme family
The surname Jamme was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Jamme family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jamme research.Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1696, 1701, 1711, 1723, 1735, 1773, 1850, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Jamme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jamme Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Jamme, including Benjamin, Jamin, Jamine, Jaminet, Jamet, Jammet, Jammes, Jamme, Jameton, Jamot and many more.
Early Notables of the Jamme family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was many individuals mentioned in the Armorial documents of 1696, around Alençon. Dom Nicolas Jamin, born in Dinan in 1711, was a theologian. Pierre-Charles Jamet, born in Louvières in 1701, became a financial assistant in Paris in 1723 and first assistant of the Indes... Another 78 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jamme Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jamme family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jamme Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jacques Jamme, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
- Pierre Jamme married in Lachine, Quebec in 1690
Jamme Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Marie-Madeleine Jamme married in 1716 in Pointe-Claire, Quebec
- Angelique Jamme married in 1753 in Pointe-Claire, Quebec
- Marie Jamme married in Pointe-Claire, Quebec in 1760