Show ContentsJerrett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Jerrett is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Jerrett is a name that comes from the given name Gerard. [1]

Early Origins of the Jerrett family

The surname Jerrett was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Jerrett family

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Jerrett 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 Jarret, Jarratt, Jarrett, Jarrott and others.

Early Notables of the Jerrett family (pre 1700)

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Jerrett Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Jerrett is the 577th most popular surname with an estimated 80 people with that name. [2]

United States Jerrett migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Jerrett or a variant listed above were:

Jerrett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Jerrett, who arrived in New York in 1822 [3]

Australia Jerrett migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jerrett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Jerrett, British Convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 27th October 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jerrett (post 1700) +

  • Jerrett Konkle, Canadian ice hockey player

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  3. 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)
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th March 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook