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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 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 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 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 United States in the 20th Century
- Ernest Jackson, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1913
- Irvin Jackson, who landed in Alabama in 1915
Jackson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Wilson Jackson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
- Hanah Jackson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Eleanor Jackson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
- Mr. Jackson U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as being executed for murder in 1785 in Saint John
- Mr. Benjamin Jackson U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 400 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York
Jackson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mathew Jackson, who landed in Canada in 1815
- Adam Jackson, who sailed from Ireland to St. John's, Newfoundland on the brig Thomas Farrell in 1825
- Isaac Jackson, who arrived in Canada in 1831
- Leslie Jackson, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast
- John Jackson, aged 36, a victualler, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "Providence" from Cork
Jackson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Jackson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- Thomas Jackson, English convict from Buckinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- William Jackson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- Henry Jackson, a bookbinder, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
- George Jackson, a sawyer, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
Jackson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Jackson landed in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand in 1830
- H Jackson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Cuba
- Jas Jackson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Duke of Roxburgh
- John Jackson landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
- Thomas Jackson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
- 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.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
- Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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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