Jerome Family Genealogy

Jerome English: ostensibly from the medieval given name of the same spelling (OF JÚr˛me, from Gk Hieronymos, composed of the elements hieros sacred + onyma name), which achieved some popularity in France and elsewhere, being given in honor of St Jerome (?347-420), who created the Vulgate, the standard L version of the Bible, working partly from earlier L texts and partly from the original Hebr., Aramic, and Gk. However, this was a rather rare given name in England in the Middle Ages; the comparative frequency of the surname is explained by the fact that it has also absorbed a Norman personal name, Gerram, composed of the Gmc elements geri, gari spear + hraban raven.
Vars.: Jerrom(e), Jerram, Gerram, Jerran, Jaram.
Cogns.: Fr.: JÚr˛me, GÚr˛me, Girome, Giraume; Hieronimus (learned form); Onimus (aphetic var.). It.: Geronimi (learned); Girolami (popular). Sp., Port.: Jeronimo. Ger.: Hieronymus, Kronymus, Ronymus, Onimus, Ohnemus. Flem., Du.: Geeroom. Chech: Jarolim.
Dims.: Ger.: Grom(me)s, Grummes, Grolms, Grulms. Chech: JarolÝmek.
Patrs.: Eng.: Jer(r)om(e)s, Jerrams, Jerrans. Flem.: Geerooms; Rooms.

- From the Oxford Genealogy of Names.

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Elizabeth Harris has done research on the JEROME family, starting with Thomas Jefferson JEROME, born in Hartford, CT in 1800.

Chauncey JEROME was born in the 1750's and made clocks in Connecticut.
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