Jarrett family page
John Jarett married Sophia Holand in St Saviour in 1798
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Origins of surname
This is an English surname, of Norman-French and ultimately Germanic origins. It is derived from either of the two personal names Gerard or Gerald, which were introduced into England by followers of William the Conqueror. The two names are recorded separately in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Gerardus' and 'Geraldi'. Gerard is composed of the elements geri or gari, meaning spear, with hard, hardy, brave or strong. Gerald means 'spear-rule' from geri and wald.
The name first appears in Jersey records in the 1798, but there were no baptisms registered until 1880. As far as we know, there has only been one, short-lived family line.
Great War service
- Henry George Jarrett (St H) Driver RASC
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