The name Jerram was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It 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 Jerram family
The surname Jerram was first found in Shropshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Jerram family
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Jerram 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 Jerram family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jerram family to Ireland
Some of the Jerram family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Jerram family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jerram Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Jerram, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
- John Jerram, aged 21, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"
Contemporary Notables of the name Jerram (post 1700)
- Major-General Richard Jerram, British Armed Forces