Jerin is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Jerin is a name that 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,
which means name.
Early Origins of the Jerin family
The surname Jerin was first found in Shropshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Jerin family
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Jerin Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Jerome, Jerrome, Jerram, Jeran, Jarrom, Jerrems, Gerome, Gerram and many more.
Early Notables of the Jerin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jerin family to Ireland
Some of the Jerin family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Jerin family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Jerin or a variant listed above were: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Jerin (post 1700)
- Zoran Jerin (1925-2005), Slovene journalist, writer and editor