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.
- From the Oxford Genealogy of Names.
Hi! I'm Ted Jerome, the webmaster of this site. You can reach me at ted@NOSPAMjeromefamily.org. (Just remove the "NOSPAM" part of my email address.)
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