Who can see your post?Your post will show up in News Feed, on your profile and in search results.
100,117 Global JENNINGS Family Members
Stay informed about JENNINGS Family events
18 JENNINGS Members Joined
Our in-person family gatherings
Ireland's President Higgins family message
Our TEDx talk about family gatherings
JENNINGS Family HistoryThis interesting surname, is of early medieval English origin, although later strongly associated with both Wales and Ireland. Recorded in the spellings of Jennings, Jennins and Jennens, it is a patronymic. It derives from the given name Janyn or Jenyn, a diminutive of the personal name John, and meaning "Little John". John itself derives from the Hebrew name "Yochanan", meaning "Jehovah has favoured (me with a son)". The patronymic surname which in this case means "the son of Little John", dates back to the late 13th Century (see below), "John" being a 12th century Crusader introduction. Soldiers of the crusades returning from the Holy Land, gave to their children and specifically sons, Hebrew and Greek names as a reminder of the fathers "pilgrimage"...
PublicAnyone on or off Wales101
FriendsYour friends on Wales101
SpecificOnly show to some friends
Only meOnly you can see your post
Invite more JENNINGS family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the JENNINGS tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest