name Jeremy comes from the baptismal name German.
The surname Jeremy 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
, 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
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Jeremy family
The surname Jeremy 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.
Early History of the Jeremy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeremy 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 Jeremy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jeremy Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Jeremy has appeared include Jarman, Jarmain, Jermayne, Jermain, Jermyn, Jermin and many more.
Early Notables of the Jeremy family (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
for 1579; Sir Thomas Jermyn... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jeremy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jeremy family to Ireland
Some of the Jeremy 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
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Migration of the Jeremy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jeremy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Peter Jeremy, aged 22, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 11 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILLIES 1860. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ramillies1860.shtml.
Contemporary Notables of the name Jeremy (post 1700)
- Harold Jeremy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Jeremy 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.