The name Jesant was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Judd
, which was a pet form for the Old English personal name Jordan.
Early Origins of the Jesant family
The surname Jesant was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Jesant family
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Jesant Spelling Variations
Jesant has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Jesant have been found, including Jesson, Jessen, Gesson and others.
Early Notables of the Jesant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jesant family to Ireland
Some of the Jesant family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 103 words (7 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 Jesant family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Jesants to arrive on North American shores: Richard Jessen, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1852; Henry Jesson to Philadelphia in 1865 and George Jesson, also to Philadelphia in 1866.