Yarrow to Jarrow

The area of the Follansbee Farm/s (earlier a Village) was in the parish of Jarrow. According to Peter Ackroyd in Foundations, The History of England from It’s earliest beginning to the Tudors pg. 50 “Jarrow means ‘among the Jyrwe’, a small tribe found in the Fen district as well as in Northumberland.”

Peter also mentions on pg. 100 that because of the difficulty with the French pronouncing English Yarrow became Jarrow. So interesting enough, The parish of Jarrow was originally Yarrow.

-Josh Follansbee

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Jarrow, Northumberland

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s