The rich and ancient history of the Jared family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the son of Gerard.
The surname Jared was originally derived from the Old German Gerhard
which meant spear-brave.
In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest
which meant son,
were the most common patronymic
suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius,
which meant son.
By the 14th century, the suffix son
had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Jared family
The surname Jared was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. The Gerrard family name, also spelled Gerard and Jarrard, is traced by historians to the grandson of Edward the Confessor (1004-1066). In England
the name was first recorded in the Domesday Book
in 1086. Gerard (died 21 May 1108), was Lord Chancellor of England
(1085-1092) appointed by William I, and later Archbishop of York (1100-1108.) He may have been with the king's hunting party when William II was killed, as he witnessed the first charter issued by the new king, Henry I of England
, a few days later. Windle with Hardshaw in Lancashire
was home to the family in later years. "In the reign of Edward III., the manor was held under William Boteler by Peter de Burnhull, with whose heiress the Gerards acquired the property; and this latter family are the present lords. Windle Hall belongs to Sir John Gerard, Bart., at whose annual court lor the manor of Windle, officers are chosen for the township." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Jared family
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Jared Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Jared have been found, including Gerrard, Gerard, Jarrard, Jared, Garrad, Garred, Jarratt, Jarrett and many more.
Early Notables of the Jared family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Gerard (Gerarde) (1545-1611), an English botanist and herbalist, who maintained a large herbal garden in London, eponym of the botanical genus Gerardia; Sir Gilbert Gerard (died 1593), a prominent lawyer, politician, and landowner who served six times as a member of the... Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jared Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jared family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Jared, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Jared Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Jared, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1853
Contemporary Notables of the name Jared (post 1700)
- Orlin Jared Vallecillo Paguada (b. 1983), Honduran football goalkeeper
- Aaron Jared Dobson (b. 1991), American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots
- Seth Jared Teller (1964-2014), American computer scientist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Anthony Jared Zerbe (b. 1936), American Emmy Award winning stage, film and television actor and director, best known for his role as Lieutenant K.C. Trench in the private detective series Harry O and his roles in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions
- Charles Jared Ingersoll (1782-1862), American politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania
- Giles Jared Patterson (b. 1885), American Democrat politician, Chair of Chester County Democratic Party, 1913
- Giles Jared Patterson (1827-1891), American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate
- Charles Jared Ingersoll (1782-1862), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1813-15, 1841-49; Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1830 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Jared Christopher Brossett (b. 1982), American politician, New Orleans City Councilman (2014-), Louisiana State Representative for District 97 (Orleans Parish) (2009-2014)
- Jared F. Teichmeier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1996, 2000