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The ancestors of the Jarratt family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Jarratt is based on the given name Gerard.

Jarratt Early Origins



The surname Jarratt was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Jarratt Spelling Variations


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Jarratt Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jarratt include Jarret, Jarratt, Jarrett, Jarrott and others.

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Jarratt Early History


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Jarratt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jarratt research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Jarratt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jarratt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jarratt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Jarratt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Jarratts to arrive on North American shores:

Jarratt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Jarratt settled in Virginia in 1606
  • Samuel Jarratt who settled in Virginia in 1626
  • John Jarratt, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1640

Jarratt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Jarratt, English convict from Oxford, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jarratt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jarratt (post 1700)



  • George Jarratt (1891-1917), English recipient of the Victoria Cross for deeds on May 3, 1917 during the First World War
  • Wayne Jarratt (1957-1988), Australian stage and television actor of the 1980s
  • Steve Jarratt, video game journalist and magazine editor
  • John Jarratt (b. 1951), Australian actor currently garnering accolades for his portrayal of Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek
  • Alex Jarratt (b. 1924), British businessman and former senior civil servant

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Jarratt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jarratt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 16 March 2015 at 22:16.

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