The ancestors of the Jarnett family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Jarnett is for a person who grew or sold pomegranates. This metonymic
name, which is a type of name that refers to the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, is derived from the old French words pome,
which meant fruit
which meant full of seeds.
The name of the precious stone is derived from the same source. The name Jarnett is also a metonymic occupational
name for a maker or fitter of hinges, derived from the Old French word carne,
which means hinge.
The name Jarnett was brought to England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066 and it spread into the county of Lancashire
Early Origins of the Jarnett family
The surname Jarnett was first found in Lancashire
at Leck, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Tunstall, union of Lancaster, hundred
of Lonsdale south of the Sands. "This township belonged to the Gernets, of Halton, in the reign of John." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"According to Domesday Book
, Skelmersdale [, Lancashire] was in 1066 held by Uctred, who also held Dalton and Uplitherland; like these it was assessed as one ploughland, and was worth the normal 32d. beyond the usual rent. Later it was part of the forest fee, held by the Gernet family. The first of them known to have held it, Vivian Gernet, gave Skelmersdale and other manors to Robert Travers; these were held in 1212 by Henry Travers under Roger Gernet." CITATION[CLOSE]
'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
Early History of the Jarnett family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jarnett research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1555, 1606, 1605, 1575 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Jarnett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jarnett Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Jarnett have been found, including Garnett, Garnet, Garnette, Gernet, Gernett and others.
Early Notables of the Jarnett family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Roger Gernett of Lancashire; Henry Garnet (1555-1606), sometimes Henry Garnett, an English Jesuit priest executed for his complicity in the Gunpowder... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jarnett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jarnett family to Ireland
Some of the Jarnett family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jarnett family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Jarnett were among those contributors: James Garnet who settled in Maryland in 1685; Elizabeth Garnet settled in Virginia in 1623; Judith Garnett settled in Massachusetts in 1634; Susan and Thomas Garnett settled in Virginia in 1623.