Show ContentsJerrim History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Jerrim reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on 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. [1]

Early Origins of the Jerrim family

The surname Jerrim was first found in Berkshire where the first record of the Jerrim family was as an early spelling as a forename, German Curzun who was listed there in 1206. The Curia Regis Rolls also included Jeronimus, Geronimus, Gerarmus de Curzun in Berkshire and Staffordshire (1206-1211.) A few years later, Jerom' de Ponte Burgi was found in the Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1219 and later again, Jeronimus de Normaneby was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Lincolnshire in 1230. [2]

Early History of the Jerrim family

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Jerrim Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Jerrim has been recorded under many different variations, including Jerome, Jerrome, Jerram, Jeran, Jarrom, Jerrems, Gerome, Gerram and many more.

Early Notables of the Jerrim family

Distinguished members of the family include Stephen Jerome (fl. 1604-1650), an English miscellaneous writer, was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he proceeded B.A. in 1604, and M.A. in 1607. In 1619 he was a preacher at St. Nicholas's Church, Newcastle (cf. Ambrose Barnes, Memoirs, p. 305, Surtees Society). Writing from Ireland in 1624, he describes himself as ‘domesticke chaplain to the Rt...
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Ireland Migration of the Jerrim family to Ireland

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United States Jerrim migration to the United States +

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Jerrims were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Jerrim Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Emily Jessie M. Jerrim, aged 29, originally from Bristol, England, who arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Arthur Jerrim, aged 34, originally from Sholing, Southampton, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Frank Walt Jerrim, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [3]

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from on Facebook