The name Jarnotte came to England
with the ancestors of the Jarnotte family in the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The surname Jarnotte 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 Jarnotte 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 Jarnotte was brought to England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066 and it spread into the county of Lancashire
Early Origins of the Jarnotte family
The surname Jarnotte 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 Jarnotte family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jarnotte research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1555, 1606, 1605, 1575 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Jarnotte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jarnotte Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Garnett, Garnet, Garnette, Gernet, Gernett and others.
Early Notables of the Jarnotte 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 Jarnotte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jarnotte family to Ireland
Some of the Jarnotte 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 Jarnotte family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Jarnotte or a variant listed above were: 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.