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Jerome Family HistoryRecorded in the spellings of Jerrom, Jerrome, Jerram, Gerram, Jerran, Jeram, Jaram, and the patronymics Jerrems and Jeromson, this is an English medieval surname, but of continental and near eastern origins. Almost certainly introduced into England by the returning Crusaders and pilgrims from the Holy Wars in Palestine during the 12th century, it derives from the Ancient Greek name 'Hieronymos', composed of the elements "hieros" meaning "sacred" plus "onyma", a name. It had earlier achieved some popularity in France during the Dark Ages as a personal name, being given in honour of St.
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