Jermyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jermyn family

The surname Jermyn was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Jean Germain, born in 1664, son of Jean and Renée of St.Andre in Poitou, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the Canadian province of Quebec he married Catherine Baribault, daughter of François and Perinne, at Batiscan on 9th September 1698. [1]

Early History of the Jermyn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jermyn research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1446, 1539, 1590, 1601, 1789, 1806, 1809, 1813, 1814, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Jermyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jermyn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Germain, Germin, Germains, Germins, Germaine, German, Germane, Germaneau, Germineau, Germinet, Germaine, Germiny, Germanez, Jermain, Germyn, Jermyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Jermyn family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Jermyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Jermyn migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jermyn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Jermyn, who landed in Mississippi in 1846 [2]
  • Burrows Jermyn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1865

New Zealand Jermyn migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Jermyn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Jermyn, (b. 1833), aged 37, English ploughman, from Norfolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Ramsey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th June 1870 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jermyn (post 1700) +

  • Thomas D. Jermyn, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from 5th Senatorial District, 1961 [4]
  • Edmund B. Jermyn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916, 1928; Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1927 [4]

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
  • Kathleen Mary Jermyn (1967-1988), American Student from Staten Island, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [5]
RMS Titanic
  • Miss Annie Jane Jermyn, aged 26, Irish Third Class passenger from Ballydehob, Cork who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible D [6]


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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