The name Jarred reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is based on the given name Gerard.
Early Origins of the Jarred family
The surname Jarred 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.
Early History of the Jarred family
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Jarred Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Jarred has been recorded under many different variations, including Jarret, Jarratt, Jarrett, Jarrott and others.
Early Notables of the Jarred family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jarred family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Jarreds were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Samuel Jarratt who settled in Virginia in 1626; William Jarratt settled in Virginia in 1606; fourteen years before the "Mayflower," one of the earliest settlers recorded in North America.