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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2014

Where did the English Jackson family come from? What is the English Jackson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jackson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jackson family history?

The distinguished surname Jackson first emerged in the borderlands between England and Scotland. The name is related to the personal name Jack, a pet form of the popular "John," meaning "God has favored," and refers to "a son of Jack."


The name Jackson, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Jackson, Jaccson, Jacson, Jacksone, Jackston and others.

First found in Northumberland, where the Jackson family held a family seat from early times. The first records of the surname Jackson appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jackson research. Another 249 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1666, 1586, 1662, 1767, 1845, 1700, 1717, 1769, 1845, 1639, 1645, 1639, 1641 and are included under the topic Early Jackson History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 299 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jackson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Jackson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Jackson family, or who bore a variation of the surname Jackson were

Jackson Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Barnard Jackson, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • John, Margaret, Robert and Henry Jackson, who all settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Launcelot Jackson, aged 18, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Edmund Jackson, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1636
  • William Jackson, who landed in Maryland in 1636

Jackson Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Rowland Jackson, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Anthony Jackson, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Deborah Jackson, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Esther Jackson, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Anne Jackson, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Jackson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Montague Jackson, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807
  • Luke Jackson, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Martin Jackson, aged 22, landed in New York in 1812
  • Matthias Jackson, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812-1813
  • Humphrey Jackson, aged 28, arrived in Louisiana in 1812

Jackson Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Jackson, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1913
  • Irvin Jackson, who landed in Alabama in 1915


  • President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), American politician, President of the United States (1829-37)
  • Charles Thomas Jackson (1805-1880), American chemist, geologist, inventor, and physician, who claimed credit for discovery of ether anesthesia and disputed with Samuel Morse over invention of the telegraph
  • Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (1887-1951), American baseball player who, despite being regarded as baseball's greatest "natural" hitter, remains ineligible for election to the Hall of Fame due to an accusation of conspiring to lose the 1919 World Series
  • Alan Eugene Jackson (b. 1958), American country artist who has sold over 50 million records
  • Milt Jackson (b. 1923), American jazz musician
  • Trina Marie Jackson (b. 1977), American Olympic Gold Medal winning swimmer
  • Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863), Confederate general during the American Civil War
  • Captain Arthur J Jackson (b. 1924), American Marine officer awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II
  • Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (b. 1941), American civil rights activist candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson (1912-1983), U.S. Congressman, Senator, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom



  • Jacksons of Perry or Those Descendants and Ascendants of James Jackson born 1796 by Daniel L. Jackson.
  • Nicholas Jackson of Rowley, Massachusetts, and his Descendants, 1635-1976 by Blake Smith Jackson.
  • Pioneers West of Appalachia by Jane Parker McManus.

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  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Jackson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jackson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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