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Jerome is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Jerome 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, and onyma, which means name.

Jerome Early Origins



The surname Jerome was first found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Jerome Spelling Variations


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Jerome Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Jerome, Jerrome, Jerram, Jeran, Jarrom, Jerrems, Gerome, Gerram and many more.

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Jerome Early History


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Jerome Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jerome research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1614, 1729, 1748, 1604, 1650, 1770 and 1853 are included under the topic Early Jerome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jerome Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jerome Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jerome Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jerome In Ireland


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Jerome In Ireland



Some of the Jerome family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jerome or a variant listed above:

Jerome Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Jerome, who sailed to New Orleans in 1820
  • Joseph Jerome to New York in 1830
  • R. L. Jerome to San Francisco in 1851
  • R L Jerome, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jerome (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jerome (post 1700)



  • John Hanson Thomas Jerome, American politician, Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, 1850-52
  • James D. Jerome (b. 1875), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1905-08, 1911-22
  • J. E. Jerome, American politician, Mayor of Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1954
  • George Jerome, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856
  • Joseph A. Jerome Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 12th District, 1920
  • L. Jerome, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1924, 1928
  • Lawrence R. Jerome, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1878
  • Leonard W. Jerome, American politician, U.S. Consul in Trieste, 1852-53
  • Patricia M. Jerome, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Thomas Spencer Jerome (b. 1864), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Sorrento, 1900-01; Capri, 1901-11
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Jerome


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Suggested Readings for the name Jerome



  • The Greer, Sabin, Elliott, and Jerome Ancestors by Olive Daniels.

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Jerome Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jerome Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jerome 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 10:12.

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