Jawderill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Jawderill is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Derbyshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Jawderill family

The surname Jawderill was first found in Derbyshire where "the family are traced to the Peak of Derbyshire in the year 1286, and there till the latter end of the XVIII century the elder line continued. William Juaderell, the head of the family, temp. Edward III, served under the Black Prince in the wars in France." [1] Yeardsley in Cheshire was another ancient family seat. "The lands [of Yeardsley] appear to have been the property of the Jodrells since the time of Henry VI.: Sir Francis Jodrell, of Henbury, is the present proprietor." [2]

Important Dates for the Jawderill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jawderill research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 171 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Jawderill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jawderill Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Jawderill are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. 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. The variations of the name Jawderill include: Jodrell, Jaderell, Jaudrell, Jawdrell, Jodrel and others.

Early Notables of the Jawderill family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Jawderill family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jawderill or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Jodrell settled in Barbados in 1672.

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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