Jeudwine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Jeudwine is part of the ancient legacy of the early Norman inhabitants that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Jeudwine was a Norman name used for 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 Jeudwine family

The surname Jeudwine 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 Jeudwine family

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

Jeudwine Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled June, Jung, Junge, Jevene, Le Jevene, Le Juen and many more.

Early Notables of the Jeudwine 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 Jeudwine family

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Jeudwine name or one of its variants: 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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