Jeex History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [1]

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.

Further to the south in the parish of St. Just, Cornwall, the barton called Treveres or Treverys, a family called Jack formerly had a seat." [2]

Early History of the Jeex family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeex research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1639, 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

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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Ireland Migration of the Jeex family to Ireland

Some of the Jeex family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jeex family

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 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.



  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print


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