Jarmyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rich and ancient history of the Jarmyn family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name German. The surname Jarmyn 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 Jarmyn family

The surname Jarmyn was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where the original Latin form of the name Germanus was first listed. [1]

As a forename Jerman filius Willelmi was found in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1248. John Jarman was listed in Norfolk in 1227. Phillippus Germani was found in the Feet of Fines for Dorset in 1236. Johannes Jeremie was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Yorkshire in 1196. [2]

Early History of the Jarmyn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jarmyn research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1614, 1579, 1573, 1645, 1604, 1611, 1614, 1629, 1605, 1684, 1624, 1628, 1628, 1636, 1708, 1591, 1659, 1668, 1666, 1667, 1668, 1724, 1692, 1712, 1724 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Jarmyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jarmyn Spelling Variations

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 Jarmyn have been found, including Jarman, Jarmain, Jermayne, Jermain, Jermyn, Jermin and many more.

Early Notables of the Jarmyn 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 (1573-1645) was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Andover (1604-1611), and Bury St Edmunds (1614-1629); and Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of Saint Albans, KG (1605-1684), an English politician and courtier. He was second son of Sir Thomas Jermyn, knt., by Mary Barber. In 1624 Jermyn was gentleman in attendance on the embassy to Paris, and in 1628 he represented Liverpool in parliament. On 2 July 1628 he was appointed...
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Ireland Migration of the Jarmyn family to Ireland

Some of the Jarmyn 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.


Australia Jarmyn migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jarmyn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Jarmyn, aged 22, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [3]
  • Eliza Jarmyn, aged 25, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [3]
  • Sarah Jarmyn, aged 2, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [3]
  • George Jarmyn, aged 1, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [3]
  • George Jarmyn, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana" [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Jarmyn Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: nec ab oriente nec ab occidente
Motto Translation: Neither from the east nor from the west.


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm


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