The ancestors of the Jeke family migrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The surname Jeke is based on the personal name
Jacques, which is a form of the Latin name Jacobus.
Early Origins of the Jeke family
The surname Jeke 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 Jeke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeke 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 Jeke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jeke Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jeke include Jacques, Jaques, Jack, Jacks, Jackes, Jakes, Jeeks, Jeke, Jeex, Jaquiss, Jaquez and many more.
Early Notables of the Jeke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jeke family to Ireland
Some of the Jeke 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 Jeke family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Jekes to arrive on North American shores: 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.