Jex History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Jex reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the personal name Jacques, which is a form of the Latin name Jacobus. 
Early Origins of the Jex family
The surname Jex was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Nether Silton in the North Riding of Yorkshire. At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, Nether Silton was recorded as a village with a Hall and the tenant-in-chief was the Count of Mortain.
Further to the south in the parish of St. Just, Cornwall, the barton called Treveres or Treverys, a family called Jack formerly had a seat." 
Early History of the Jex family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jex research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1639, 1628, 1613, 1818, 1653, 1639 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Jex History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jex 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. Jex has been recorded under many different variations, including Jacques, Jaques, Jack, Jacks, Jackes, Jakes, Jeeks, Jeke, Jeex, Jaquiss, Jaquez and many more.
Early Notables of the Jex family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jex family to Ireland
Some of the Jex family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jex migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Jex Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Jex, English convict from Buckinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
- John Jex, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia 
Contemporary Notables of the name Jex (post 1700) +
- Garnet W. Jex (1895-1979), American artist and historian
- Mrs. George B. Jex, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1956 
- Mrs. Alex J. Jex, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1944, 1948, 1952 
Related Stories +
- ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html