Jeudwin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Norman culture that was established in England after the Conquest of 1066 produced the name of Jeudwin. It was given to a young or youthful person deriving from the Old French word jeune, which means young. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Jeudwin family

The surname Jeudwin was first found in Staffordshire where Richard le Jeune was listed at Litchfield in the 12th century. Later, Matilda Jun was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls for Cambridgeshire in 1279 and John le June was found on the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1301. [1]

Early History of the Jeudwin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeudwin research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1424, 1426, 1740, 1770 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Jeudwin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jeudwin Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled June, Jung, Junge, Jevene, Le Jevene, Le Juen and many more.

Early Notables of the Jeudwin family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John June ( fl. 1740-1770), English engraver, known principally as an engraver of portraits and book illustrations of little importance. "There are, however, in the print room at the British Museum several interesting engravings made by him from his own drawings. Some of these are executed...
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Migration of the Jeudwin family

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jeudwin or a variant listed above: Peter June arrived in Virginia in 1698 and it is presumed that from this progenitor descended the 44 registered of the name in New York in the 19th century. Peter H. June also arrived and settled in Upper Canada in 1830..



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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