The distinguished surname Jacksum first emerged in the borderlands between England
. 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early Origins of the Jacksum family
The surname Jacksum 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Jacksum family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacksum research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1666, 1586, 1662, 1767, 1845, 1700, 1717, 1769, 1845, 1639, 1645, 1639 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Jacksum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jacksum Spelling Variations
Although the name, Jacksum, 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 Jacksum 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... Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jacksum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jacksum family to Ireland
Some of the Jacksum 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jacksum family to the New World and Oceana
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 Jacksum family name Jacksum, 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.