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The Jean surname is a patronymic name created from the personal name Jan, which was a Middle English variant of the name John, or as "son of Jan." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Jean Early Origins



The surname Jean was first found in Worcester, where they held a family seat from very early times. They were also found early in Cornwall, where a record in the Ministers' Accounts of the Earldom of Cornwall shows a Simon Ianes in 1297. A John Janne was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Cornwall in 1327, and a William Jan was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset in that same year. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Kirby's Quest listed Robert Janes and William Janes, both in Somereset temp. 1 Edward III. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.

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Jean Spelling Variations


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Jean Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Jean have been found, including Janes, Jans, J'Anes, Jeanne, Jeynes, Jayne, Jane and many more.

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Jean Early History


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Jean Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jean research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1438, 1499, 1716, 1275, 1510, 1620, 1500, 1480, 1499, 1500, 1611, 1662, 1660, 1645, 1707 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Jean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jean Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jean Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Jane (Jan) (died 1500), English clergyman, Archdeacon of Essex (1480), Bishop of Norwich (1499-1500); Henry Jeanes (1611-1662), an English clergyman and puritan...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jean Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jean In Ireland


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Jean In Ireland



Some of the Jean family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Jean were among those contributors:

Jean Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Renť Jean settled with his wife Marguerite Pepin in Louisiana in 1719
  • Rene Jean, aged 52, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean Antoine Jean settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • Pierre Joseph Jean settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • Pierre Armin Jean settled in Philadelphia in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jean Christophe Grand Jean, who landed in New York in 1833
  • Lertel Jean, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Zilliox Jean, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Peter Gustavus Saint Jean settled in Philadelphia in 1848
  • Joseph Jean, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850

Jean Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Baptiste Jean, who arrived in Montreal in 1676
  • Vincent Jean, who arrived in Montreal in 1678

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jean (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jean (post 1700)



  • Trafton Jean (b. 1972), American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 85th District, 2000; Treasurer of Michigan Libertarian Party, 2001-02
  • Paul Jean, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 6th Ward, 1938
  • Jean B. Jean, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1908
  • Charles A. Jean, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1948; Chair of Union County Republican Party, 1950
  • Arthur J. Jean, American Democrat politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 7th Ward 1938
  • Honore St. Jean, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 9th Ward, 1938
  • Earl Jude Jean (b. 1971), former St. Lucian footballer
  • MichaŽlle Jean CC CMM COM CD (b. 1957), Haitian-born, Canadian journalist, 27th Governor General of Canada
  • Major-General Raymond-Damien Jean (1891-1949), French General during World War II

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Jean Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jean 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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