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Jeran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Jeran is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the Old French given name Jerome, which itself was originally derived from the Greek name Hieronymos. The Greek name was composed of the elements hieros, which means sacred, and onyma, which means name.

Early Origins of the Jeran family


The surname Jeran was first found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Jeran family


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Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1614, 1729, 1748, 1604, 1650, 1770 and 1853 are included under the topic Early Jeran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jeran Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Jerome, Jerrome, Jerram, Jeran, Jarrom, Jerrems, Gerome, Gerram and many more.

Early Notables of the Jeran family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Jeran family to Ireland


Some of the Jeran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jeran family to the New World and Oceana


Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Jeran name or one of its variants: William Jerome, who sailed to New Orleans in 1820; William Jerroms and Joseph Jerome to New York in 1830; and R.L. Jerome to San Francisco in 1851.

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