England in the great wave of migration 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, and onyma, which means name.
Early Origins of the Jerrome family
Shropshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Jerrome family
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Jerrome Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Jerome, Jerrome, Jerram, Jeran, Jarrom, Jerrems, Gerome, Gerram and many more.
Early Notables of the Jerrome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jerrome family to Ireland
Some of the Jerrome family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jerrome family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Jerrome or a variant listed above:
Jerrome Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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