Jarman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Jarman is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name German. The surname Jarman referred to the son of German which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. 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, sunu and sune, 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 or son 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 Jarman family

The surname Jarman was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Jarman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jarman research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1614, 1579, 1573, 1645, 1604, 1611, 1614, 1629, 1605 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Jarman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jarman Spelling Variations

Jarman has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Jarman have been found, including Jarman, Jarmain, Jermayne, Jermain, Jermyn, Jermin and many more.

Early Notables of the Jarman family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Ambrose Jermyn; his son, Sir Robert Jermyn DL (1539-1614) was an English politician, High Sheriff of Suffolk for 1579; Sir Thomas Jermyn...
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Migration of the Jarman family to Ireland

Some of the Jarman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jarman migration to the United States

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Jarmans to arrive on North American shores:

Jarman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John, his wife Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah, Priscilla Jarman, who settled in New England in 1635
  • Precilla Jarman, aged 10, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]
  • John Jarman, who arrived in Virginia in 1662 [1]
Jarman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Antho Jarman, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [1]
  • Robert Jarman, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Samuel Jarman, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [1]
  • William Jarman, who landed in Virginia in 1728 [1]
  • Daniel Jarman, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1777 [1]
Jarman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Jarman, who landed in America in 1830 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jarman (post 1700)

  • John Jarman (1915-1982), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma (1951-1977)
  • Major-General Sanderford Jarman (1884-1954), American Commanding General Army Garrison Forces Central Pacific Area (1944-1945) [2]
  • Joseph Jarman (b. 1937), American jazz musician, composer and Shinshu Buddhist priest, known as one of the first members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
  • Claude Jarman Jr. (b. 1934), American actor who won a 1946 Oscar for Outstanding Child Performer of the Year for his role in the movie 'The Yearling'
  • Ryan James Jarman (b. 1980), English guitarist and vocalist with English rock band The Cribs
  • Ross Anthony Jarman (b. 1984), English drummer with English rock band The Cribs
  • Richard Jarman (1807-1877), English-born, Tasmanian artist, map-maker, and engraver; he emigrated to Tasmania with his wife and children in 1857
  • Rosemary Hawley Jarman (b. 1935), English novelist and writer of short stories from Worcester
  • Derek Jarman (1942-1994), English film director, stage designer, artist and writer
  • Alan Jarman (1923-1992), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Deakin (1966-1983)
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Sanderford Jarman. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Jarman/Sanderford/USA.html
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