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The name Jerman has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal name German. The surname Jerman 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.

Jerman Early Origins



The surname Jerman 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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Jerman Spelling Variations


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Jerman Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jerman include Jarman, Jarmain, Jermayne, Jermain, Jermyn, Jermin and many more.

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Jerman Early History


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Jerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jerman 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 Jerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jerman 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 Jerman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jerman In Ireland


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Jerman In Ireland



Some of the Jerman 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Jerman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Jerman, who landed in Virginia in 1648
  • Thomas Jerman, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1699

Jerman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Jerman, who arrived in Virginia in 1713

Jerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Roger Jerman, who arrived in America in 1800
  • W W Jerman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Jerman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Jerman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Jerman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jerman (post 1700)



  • Beatrice Jerman, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Westport; Elected 1948

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Motto


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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. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Jerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jerman 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 1 October 2016 at 17:15.

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