Origins Available: English
The Jeanne 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 Jeanne family
The surname Jeanne 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 Jeanne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeanne 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 Jeanne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jeanne Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Janes, Jans, J'Anes, Jeanne, Jeynes, Jayne, Jane and many more.
Early Notables of the Jeanne 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 Jeanne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jeanne family to Ireland
Some of the Jeanne 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 Jeanne family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Jeanne or a variant listed above: Mary and Thomas Janes, who settled in Virginia in 1652; Joseph Janes, who arrived in Northampton
, MA in 1658; Joane Janes, who arrived in Maryland in 1667.
Contemporary Notables of the name Jeanne (post 1700)
- Linda Jeanne Bement (b. 1941), American model and beauty queen, the third Miss USA to be crowned Miss Universe in 1960
- Linda Jeanne Furney, American former politician, Member of the Ohio Senate (1987-2002)
- Nan Jeanne Aspinwall Gable Lambell (1880-1964), American equestrian, the first woman to ride on horseback across North America alone (1910-1911)
- Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar PH.D. (b. 1949), American former NASA Astronaut with over 1,208 hours in space, former president and CEO of The Museum of Flight until April 2010 CITATION[CLOSE]
NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Bonnie Dunbar. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/dunbar.html
- Amy Jeanne Trask (b. 1961), American former CEO of the Oakland Raiders
- Wilma Jeanne Cooper (1928-2013), American Emmy Award winning actress, best known for her role as Katherine Chancellor on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless (1973–2013)
- D. Jeanne Wycoff, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Jeanne Hoban (1924-1997), British Trotskyist from Gillingham, Kent
- Jeanne Elizabeth Wilson (1926-2018), American competitive swimmer at the 1948 Summer Olympics
- Jeanne Townsend, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972