Jacksoom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Jacksoom 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." 
Early Origins of the Jacksoom family
The surname Jacksoom was first found in various shires throughout Britain including Cambridgeshire which listed two families in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Robert filius Jake; and Henricus filius Jake. By the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379, the name had evolved to spellings that are closer to the ones used today: Johannes Jakson; Willelmus Jacson; Robertus Jackeson; and Willelmus Jakeson. 
Early History of the Jacksoom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacksoom research. Another 125 words (9 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 Jacksoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jacksoom Spelling Variations
Although the name, Jacksoom, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Jackson, Jaccson, Jacson, Jacksone, Jackston and others.
Early Notables of the Jacksoom family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Anthony Jackson (1599-1666) was an English lawyer, soldier, knighted by Charles II, but later imprisoned in the Tower of London for over a decade; Henry Jackson (1586-1662), an English clergyman and literary editor; General Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), the 7th President of the United States; John Jackson (fl.1700-1717), the first chaplain to the garrison at St John's, Newfoundland, and is credited with building the first Anglican church in Newfoundland; and John...
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Migration of the Jacksoom family to Ireland
Some of the Jacksoom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jacksoom family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Jacksoom family name Jacksoom, or who bore a variation of the surname were John, Margaret, Robert and Henry Jackson, who all settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635; Abram Jackson, who arrived in Virginia in 1667; Ann Jackson, who immigrated to Maryland in 1744.
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)