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The Anglo-Saxon name Jeremiah comes from the baptismal name German. The surname Jeremiah referred to the son of German which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Jeremiah Early Origins



The surname Jeremiah was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Jeremiah Spelling Variations


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Jeremiah Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Jeremiah were recorded, including Jarman, Jarmain, Jermayne, Jermain, Jermyn, Jermin and many more.

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Jeremiah Early History


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Jeremiah Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeremiah research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1614, 1579, 1573, 1645, 1604, 1611, 1614, 1629, 1605 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Jeremiah History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jeremiah Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jeremiah Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Ambrose Jermyn; his son, Sir Robert Jermyn DL (1539-1614) was an English politician, High Sheriff of Suffolk for 1579; Sir Thomas Jermyn...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jeremiah Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jeremiah In Ireland


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Jeremiah In Ireland



Some of the Jeremiah family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Jeremiah family emigrate to North America:

Jeremiah Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Jeremiah, who landed in Iowa in 1875
  • Benjamin Jeremiah, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877

Jeremiah Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Jeremiah, who arrived in Mississippi in 1903

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jeremiah (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jeremiah (post 1700)



  • Thomas Jeremiah, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1844
  • Reese Jeremiah, American Republican politician, Chair of Northumberland County Republican Party, 1927
  • George A. Jeremiah, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 6th District, 1858-59

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: nec ab oriente nec ab occidente
Motto Translation: Neither from the east nor from the west.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jeremiah Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jeremiah Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 10:10.

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