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Jernigan Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Jernigan Jarnigan Jerningham
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Please contact the project leader DJ Jernigan or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Most of the Jernigans and Jarnigans come from 3 immigrants This is to help identified the common ancestors and their Links Thomas Jernigan "the Immigrant" originally spelled his name as Jernigham but crossed out the ham and replace it with an. That being said most of the experts say that Jarnigan was probably the more correct pronounciation The may thing is identifying the links Other spellings I have encountered are Jonakin, Jurnigan, Journigan, Gernigan, Jornigan, Jonerkin

I look forward to your inputs.

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Hello, I was wondering if there were any family trees to connect to for Juluis "Julie" Jernigan (Jernigan-1749) born 22 Jul 1888 in South Carolina and died 7 Jan 1969 in Beaufort, SC. I understand that she had a large family. Thank you for any assistance that anyone may provide.
posted by Richard Gallant
I would like to join the Jernigan name study project. I inherited the name by marriage and know a bit about my ex husbands surname.

For instance the name Jernagan is listed in the Domesday book which was basically a census taken in England in the year 1066 by William the Conqueror after he defeated the Saxon King Harold in battle. The Jernigan name is said to mean "To journey again" and was common among the Viking peoples. Alabama is home and history to many many Jernigans.

posted by Joy (Fowler) Jernigan
Do any other Jernigan researchers own copies of (or have access to) all three volumes of Hathaway's Register? I own copies of all three volumes of these books. I don't want to be redundant, but, these books are very full of Jernigan and related family information primarily dealing with Bertie County, North Carolina and some surrounding counties including old records of Albemarle County, NC.
posted by Barry Jernigan

Have you had a chance to review the Trusted List request I sent a week ago on 13 Aug 18?

posted by Ros Haywood