The Jeynes surname is a patronymic
name created from the personal name
Jan, which was a Middle English variant of the name John, or as "son of Jan." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early Origins of the Jeynes family
The surname Jeynes was first found in Worcester, where they held a family seat
from very early times. They were also found early in Cornwall
, where a record in the Ministers' Accounts of the Earldom of Cornwall
shows a Simon Ianes in 1297. A John Janne was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1327, and a William Jan was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in that same year. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Kirby's Quest listed Robert Janes and William Janes, both in Somereset temp.
1 Edward III. CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
Early History of the Jeynes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeynes research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1438, 1499, 1716, 1275, 1510, 1620, 1500, 1480, 1499, 1500, 1611, 1662, 1660, 1645, 1707 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Jeynes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jeynes Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Janes, Jans, J'Anes, Jeanne, Jeynes, Jayne, Jane and many more.
Early Notables of the Jeynes family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Jane (Jan) (died 1500), English clergyman, Archdeacon of Essex
(1480), Bishop of Norwich (1499-1500); Henry Jeanes (1611-1662), an English clergyman and puritan... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jeynes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jeynes family to Ireland
Some of the Jeynes family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jeynes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jeynes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- S. Jeynes, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1877
Contemporary Notables of the name Jeynes (post 1700)
- Alfred W. Jeynes, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ansonia CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html