Last name origins & meanings:
- French (Jérôme) and English: from the medieval
personal name Jérôme (French), Jerome (English),
from Greek Hierōnymos (see Hieronymus). This achieved
some popularity in France and elsewhere, being bestowed in honor of St
Jerome (?347–420), creator of the Vulgate, the standard Latin
version of the Bible.
- English (of Norman origin): from a personal
name, Gerram, composed of the Germanic elements gār, gēr ‘spear’ + hraban ‘raven’.
- A Jerome is recorded in Montreal in 1655 with the secondary
surnames Beaune and Leblanc. Another bearer of the name,
from Brittany, is recorded in Montreal in 1705 with the secondary
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