Jodry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Jodry comes from when the family resided in Derbyshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Jodry family
The surname Jodry 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 Jodry family
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Jodry Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Jodry has been recorded under many different variations, including Jodrell, Jaderell, Jaudrell, Jawdrell, Jodrel and others.
Early Notables of the Jodry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jodry family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jodry or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Jodrell settled in Barbados in 1672.
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The Jodry 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.