Jess History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The roots of the distinguished surname Jess lie in the East German region of Saxony. The name is a Slavic-German short form of the personal name Johannes, and means "son of Jess."

Early Origins of the Jess family

The surname Jess was first found in East Germany, particularly Saxony and Silesia, where the diminutive "Jess" was a common first name during the 14th century. It is likely that Jess was first used as a surname in this region.

Important Dates for the Jess family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jess research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1761, 1828 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Jess History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jess Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jeschke, Jeske, Jesske, Jesskes, Jesko, Jescho, Jess, Jesse, Jesek, Jaschke, Jesche, Jäsche, Jaschek, Jasche and many more.

Early Notables of the Jess family (pre 1700)

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Jess migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jess Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Jess, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712 [1]
Jess Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joha Jess, aged 17, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]

Jess migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jess Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Jess, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760

Jess migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jess Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Jess, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849 [2]
  • Samuel Jess, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jess (post 1700)

  • Frank B. Jess, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1912 [3]
  • Lieutenant-General Sir Carl Herman Jess (1884-1948), Australian Chairman of Manpower Committee, Department of Defence from 1939 to 1944 [4]
  • Goodwin Jess Knight (1896-1970), American Republican politician,Superior Court Judge in California, 1935-46; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1947-53; Governor of California, 1953-59 [5]
  • Myron Jess Marlow (b. 1930), retired Los Angeles television newsman
  • Jess Wallick, American Flight engineer aboard the first Boeing 747 flight that took place on February 9, 1969, in Everett, Washington
  • Jess V. Sapp (b. 1899), American Democrat politician, Member of Washington State Senate 40th District, 1945-47
  • Jess Sobel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980 [6]
  • Jess Barnecutt, English Green Party candidate for Brentwood and Ongar in the 2010 General Election
  • Jess Fletcher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business) [7]
  • Jess Hammock, American Republican politician, Chair of Cabell County Republican Party, 1940-41 [8]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Rajah.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Carl Jess. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Jess/Sir_Carl_Herman/Australia.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Goodwin Knight. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, September 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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