The origins of the Jodrell name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Derbyshire
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Jodrell family
The surname Jodrell 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Jodrell family
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Jodrell Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Jodrell were recorded, including Jodrell, Jaderell, Jaudrell, Jawdrell, Jodrel and others.
Early Notables of the Jodrell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jodrell family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Jodrell family emigrate to North America:
Jodrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Elizabeth Jodrell, who settled in Barbados in 1672
The Jodrell 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.