Jackston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Jackston 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." [1]

Early Origins of the Jackston family

The surname Jackston 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. [2]

Early History of the Jackston family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jackston 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 Jackston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jackston Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Jackston occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Jackson, Jaccson, Jacson, Jacksone, Jackston and others.

Early Notables of the Jackston 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...
Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jackston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Jackston family to Ireland

Some of the Jackston 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.


United States Jackston migration to the United States +

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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Jackston, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Jackston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Margaret Jackston, who landed in Maryland in 1655 [3]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ 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)


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