Jerrans is a name that first reached England
following 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 Jerrans family
The surname Jerrans was first found in Shropshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Jerrans family
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Jerrans Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jerrans family name include Jerome, Jerrome, Jerram, Jeran, Jarrom, Jerrems, Gerome, Gerram and many more.
Early Notables of the Jerrans family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jerrans family to Ireland
Some of the Jerrans family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Jerrans family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Jerrans family to immigrate North America: William Jerome, who sailed to New Orleans in 1820; William Jerroms and Joseph Jerome to New York in 1830; and R.L. Jerome to San Francisco in 1851.