Jodrel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Jodrel is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Derbyshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Jodrel family
The surname Jodrel was first found in Derbyshire where "the family are traced to the Peak of Derbyshire in the year 1286, and there till the latter end of the XVIII century the elder line continued. William Juaderell, the head of the family, temp. Edward III, served under the Black Prince in the wars in France." 
Yeardsley in Cheshire was another ancient family seat. "The lands [of Yeardsley] appear to have been the property of the Jodrells since the time of Henry VI.: Sir Francis Jodrell, of Henbury, is the present proprietor." 
Early History of the Jodrel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jodrel research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 171 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Jodrel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jodrel Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Jodrel has been spelled many different ways, including Jodrell, Jaderell, Jaudrell, Jawdrell, Jodrel and others.
Early Notables of the Jodrel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jodrel family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Jodrels to arrive in North America: Elizabeth Jodrell settled in Barbados in 1672.
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The Jodrel Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Non sibi sed patriae natus
Motto Translation: Not born for himself, but for his country.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.