The ancestors of the Jereme family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Jereme came 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,
which means name.
Early Origins of the Jereme family
The surname Jereme was first found in Shropshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Jereme family
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Jereme Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Jerome, Jerrome, Jerram, Jeran, Jarrom, Jerrems, Gerome, Gerram and many more.
Early Notables of the Jereme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jereme family to Ireland
Some of the Jereme family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Jereme family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jereme or a variant listed above: 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.