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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



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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jerome (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jerome (post 1700)



  • William Jerome (1865-1932), American songwriter
  • Jennie Jerome (1854-1921), American society beauty, mother of Winston Churchill
  • Chauncey Jerome (1793-1868), American clockmaker
  • John Hanson Thomas Jerome, American politician, Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, 1850-52 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James D. Jerome (b. 1875), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1905-08, 1911-22 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. E. Jerome, American politician, Mayor of Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1954 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Jerome, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward J. Jerome, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Huron County, 1961 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Howell Jerome (1829-1896), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate, 1863-68; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1868; Governor of Michigan, 1881-82; Defeated, 1882 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Chauney Jerome, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bristol, 1834 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (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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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

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  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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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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