Jeex is one of the names carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066. It is based on the personal name
Jacques, which is a form of the Latin name Jacobus.
Early Origins of the Jeex family
The surname Jeex was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Nether Silton in the North Riding of Yorkshire
. At the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086, Nether Silton was recorded as a village with a Hall and the tenant-in-chief was the Count of Mortain. The Domesday Book
was a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy
taken after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Jeex family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeex research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1639, 1st , 1628, 1613, 1818, 1653, 1639 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Jeex History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jeex 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 Jeex have been found, including Jacques, Jaques, Jack, Jacks, Jackes, Jakes, Jeeks, Jeke, Jeex, Jaquiss, Jaquez and many more.
Early Notables of the Jeex family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jeex family to Ireland
Some of the Jeex family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 61 words (4 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 Jeex family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, 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 Jeex were among those contributors: James Jacks who settled in Maryland in 1774; J. Michael Jacks settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740; R.C. Jacks settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850.