The English surname Jarrett, also found in Ireland and Scotland, is of patronymic origin, being derived from either of the two pre 7th century personal names Gerard or Gerald, which were introduced into England by followers of William the Conqueror after the Invasion of 1066. Recordings from early church registers include the marriage of Michael and Sarah Jarrett on February 2nd 1588, at Worth in Surrey, whilst Sarah Jarett married William Burke at St James church, Dukes Place, Westminster, on September 20th 1680. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1843 when William Jarrett arrived in Alleghany County Pennsylvania. Today there are approximately 20,000 bearers of the name Jarrett living in the US.
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