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Origins Available: Swedish, Welsh


The Jeppson surname is a patronymic name that comes from the personal names Geoffrey and Godfrey. These names appear in Old English as Geffrey and in Old French as Jefroi or Jeufroi. The surname Jeppson makes use of the patronymic suffix -son, which had superseded all other such suffixes in popularity by the 14th century, and was most common in the north of Britain. This suffix was sometimes abbreviated to -s.

Jeppson Early Origins



The surname Jeppson was first found in Herefordshire, 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 1060 A.D.

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Jeppson Spelling Variations


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Jeppson Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Jeppson has seen various spelling variations: Jeffers, Jefferson, Jeffson, Jephson and others.

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Jeppson Early History


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Jeppson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeppson research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1821, 1720, 1691, 1720 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Jeppson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jeppson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jeppson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Jeppson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jeppson In Ireland


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Jeppson In Ireland



Some of the Jeppson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Jeppson:

Jeppson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albin S. Jeppson, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1919 from Gothenburg, Sweden [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q2-93D : 6 December 2014), Albin S. Jeppson, 24 Feb 1919; citing departure port Gothenburg, Sweden, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • George H. Jeppson, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Abangarez" from Santa Marta, Kingston [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67S-Y66 : 6 December 2014), George H. Jeppson, 10 Apr 1919; citing departure port Santa Marta, Kingston, arrival port New York, ship name Abangarez, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Nils Jeppson, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1919 from Barry Dock, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WS-64C : 6 December 2014), Nils Jeppson, 04 Jul 1919; citing departure port Barry Dock, England, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Karen Jeppson, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Oscar II" from Copenhagen, Denmark [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HQ-4ZL : 6 December 2014), Karen Jeppson, 07 Sep 1920; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Oscar II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jeppson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jeppson (post 1700)



  • W. O. Jeppson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1944
  • James Jeppson, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of West Jordan, Utah, 1989
  • George N. Jeppson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: A cruce salus
Motto Translation: Salvation from the cross.


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Jeppson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q2-93D : 6 December 2014), Albin S. Jeppson, 24 Feb 1919; citing departure port Gothenburg, Sweden, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67S-Y66 : 6 December 2014), George H. Jeppson, 10 Apr 1919; citing departure port Santa Marta, Kingston, arrival port New York, ship name Abangarez, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WS-64C : 6 December 2014), Nils Jeppson, 04 Jul 1919; citing departure port Barry Dock, England, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HQ-4ZL : 6 December 2014), Karen Jeppson, 07 Sep 1920; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Oscar II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

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  2. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
  3. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. 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).
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  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Jeppson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jeppson 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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