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Where did the English Julian family come from? What is the English Julian family crest and coat of arms? When did the Julian family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Julian family history?The Julian family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the personal name Julian, which was both masculine and feminine in Old English. Consequently, both patronymic and metronymic surnames are derived from this name. The personal name Julian was originally derived from both the Latin masculine name Julianus and the Latin feminine name Juliana; these were both names of saints and enjoyed great popularity.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Julian include Julian, Jullian, Julyan, Juliane, Julion, Gillian and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Julian research. Another 236 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1574, 1591, 1743, and 1774 are included under the topic Early Julian History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Julian Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Julian family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 110 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Julian were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Julian Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Julian Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Julian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Julian Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Julian Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Julian Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Julian Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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