The Jammet 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 Jammet family
The surname Jammet was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Jammet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jammet research.Another 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1696, 1701, 1711, 1723, 1735, 1773, 1850, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Jammet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jammet Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Jammet include Benjamin, Jamin, Jamine, Jaminet, Jamet, Jammet, Jammes, Jamme, Jameton, Jamot and many more.
Early Notables of the Jammet 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 Jammet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jammet family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Jammet has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jammet were 70 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Pierre Jamme married in Lachine, Quebec in 1690; Jean Benjamin married in 1711.
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