The history of the name Jerrold begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the son of Gerard.
The surname Jerrold was originally derived from the Old German Gerhard
which meant spear-brave.
In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest
which meant son,
were the most common patronymic
suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius,
which meant son.
By the 14th century, the suffix son
had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Jerrold family
The surname Jerrold was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. The Gerrard family name, also spelled Gerard and Jarrard, is traced by historians to the grandson of Edward the Confessor (1004-1066). In England
the name was first recorded in the Domesday Book
in 1086. Gerard (died 21 May 1108), was Lord Chancellor of England
(1085-1092) appointed by William I, and later Archbishop of York (1100-1108.) He may have been with the king's hunting party when William II was killed, as he witnessed the first charter issued by the new king, Henry I of England
, a few days later. Windle with Hardshaw in Lancashire
was home to the family in later years. "In the reign of Edward III., the manor was held under William Boteler by Peter de Burnhull, with whose heiress the Gerards acquired the property; and this latter family are the present lords. Windle Hall belongs to Sir John Gerard, Bart., at whose annual court lor the manor of Windle, officers are chosen for the township." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Jerrold family
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Jerrold Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Jerrold has been recorded under many different variations, including Gerrard, Gerard, Jarrard, Jared, Garrad, Garred, Jarratt, Jarrett and many more.
Early Notables of the Jerrold family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Gerard (Gerarde) (1545-1611), an English botanist and herbalist, who maintained a large herbal garden in London, eponym of the botanical genus Gerardia; Sir Gilbert Gerard (died 1593), a prominent lawyer, politician, and landowner who served six times as a member of the... Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jerrold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jerrold family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jerrold or a variant listed above:
Jerrold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward M Jerrold, who arrived in Arkansas in 1891 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Jerrold (post 1700)
- Milton Jerrold Shapp (1912-1994), American Democrat politician, Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964, 1972; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1971-79; Candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Jerrold Lundquist, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2008
- Jerrold A. Weissman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1988 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Jerrold Martin North (b. 1931), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, 1980-82 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Jerrold Immel (b. 1936), American three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated television music composer, best known for his theme for the show Dallas(1978), Guns of Paradise (1988) and Dallas (2012)
- Jerrold B. Speers (b. 1942), American politician and lawyer from Maine
- Jerrold Robertshaw (1866-1941), British film actor of the silent era
- Jerrold Nadler (b. 1947), American politician in US House of Representatives
- Jerrold Richards, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956
- Jerrold Lewis Nadler (b. 1947), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1977-92 (69th District 1977-82, 67th District 1983-92); U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1992-