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Jerrems History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought the Jerrems family name to the British Isles. Jerrems 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.

Early Origins of the Jerrems family


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

Early History of the Jerrems family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jerrems research.
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Jerrems Spelling Variations


Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Jerome, Jerrome, Jerram, Jeran, Jarrom, Jerrems, Gerome, Gerram and many more.

Early Notables of the Jerrems family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Jerrems family to Ireland


Some of the Jerrems family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jerrems family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Jerrems or a variant listed above: 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.

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