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The name Jarrett reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Jarrett family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Jarrett is based on the given name Gerard.
The surname Jarrett 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.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Jarrett are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Jarrett include Jarret, Jarratt, Jarrett, Jarrott and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jarrett research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Jarrett History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Jarrett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Jarrett, or a variant listed above:
Jarrett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Jarrett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1843
Jarrett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Jarrett, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
- Emma Jarrett, aged 28, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington"
- Sarah Jarrett, aged 41, a dressmaker, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington"
- Milley Jarrett, aged 50, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
- Sarah Jarrett, aged 41, a dressmaker, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
Jarrett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Richard Jarrett, aged 32, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
- Ann Jarrett, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
- Owen Jarrett, aged 5, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
- Richard O. Jarrett, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
- James E. Jarrett, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
- Dale Arnold Jarrett (b. 1956), American automobile racer, races in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
- William Paul Jarrett (1877-1929), American legal officer and politician
- Keith Jarrett (b. 1945), American pianist and composer
- Craig Jarrett (b. 1979), American football punter in the National Football League
- Arthur L. Jarrett (1884-1960), American screenwriter and film actor
- Art Jarrett (1907-1987), American singer, actor and bandleader
- Derek Jarrett (1928-2004), English historian and author
- Andrew Jarrett (b. 1983), English rugby league player
- Sir Clifford Jarrett (1905-1995), English civil servant
- Douglas William Jarrett (1944-2014), Canadian ice hockey player
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The Jarrett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jarrett 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.
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