Jenkerson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Jenkerson is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name for the son of Jenkin, which was a diminutive of John. Baptismal names are a type of patronymic surname, which come from religious and vernacular given name traditions. In this case, the surname Jenkerson derived from the popular biblical name John, which comes from John the Apostle.

Early Origins of the Jenkerson family

The surname Jenkerson was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Jenkerson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jenkerson research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1529, 1610, 1611, 1727, 1780, and 1808 are included under the topic Early Jenkerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jenkerson Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Jenkerson has been spelled many different ways, including Jenkinson, Jankinson and others.

Early Notables of the Jenkerson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Jenkerson family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Jenkersons to arrive in North America: Frances and Oliver Jenkinson settled in Virginia in 1623 with Robert; B.A. Jessie, John, Joseph, Mathew, Robert, Thomas and William Jenkinson all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..

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