The Jeanes 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." 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)
Early Origins of the Jeanes family
The surname Jeanes was first found in Worcestershire
, 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
in 1327, and a William Jan was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in that same year. 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. 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.
Early History of the Jeanes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeanes 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 Jeanes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jeanes Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Jeanes were recorded, including Janes, Jans, J'Anes, Jeanne, Jeynes, Jayne, Jane and many more.
Early Notables of the Jeanes family (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 Jeanes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jeanes family to Ireland
Some of the Jeanes family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jeanes family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Jeanes arrived in North America very early:
Jeanes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Michael Jeanes, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1719 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Jeanes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Jeanes (aged 25), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
- Isaac Jeanes, aged 48, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
- Jacob Jeanes, aged 10, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
- George Jeanes, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
- Alfred Jeanes, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"
Contemporary Notables of the name Jeanes (post 1700)
- Ernest Lee "Tex" Jeanes (1900-1973), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played for five seasons for the Cleveland Indians (1921-1922), Washington Senators (1925-1926) and New York Giants (1927)
- Anna T. Jeanes (1822-1907), American philanthropist in Philadelphia, founder of the Jeanes Foundation (also known as the Negro Rural School Fund) in 1907
- Allene Rosalind Jeanes (1906-1995), American multiple award winning chemical researcher whose studies focused on carbohydrates and the development of Dextran, a substance that replaced plasma in the Korean War
- Horace David Jeanes (b. 1943), English former rugby union, and professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer from Skipton
- Susan Barbara Jeanes (b. 1958), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Kingston (1996-1998)