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The roots of the distinguished surname Jeske lie in the East German region of Saxony. The name is a Slavic-German short form of the personal name Johannes, and means "son of Jeske."

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The surname Jeske was first found in East Germany, particularly Saxony and Silesia, where the diminutive "Jeske" was a common first name during the 14th century. It is likely that Jeske was first used as a surname in this region.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jeschke, Jeske, Jesske, Jesskes, Jesko, Jescho, Jess, Jesse, Jesek, Jaschke, Jesche, Jäsche, Jaschek, Jasche and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeske research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1761, 1828 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Jeske History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jeske Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jeske Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Jeske, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1849

Jeske Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carl Jeske, aged 9, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Edward Jeske, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Justina Jeske, aged 19, landed in America in 1901
  • Magdalena Jeske, aged 7, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Maria Jeske, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1901
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Jeske Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ferdinand Jeske, aged 18, landed in Quebec in 1868

Jeske Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Immanuel Jeske, aged 17, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Karl Jeske, aged 52, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Katharina Jeske, aged 25, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Louise Jeske, aged 46, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Lydia Jeske, aged 19, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
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  • George Jeske (1891-1951), American screenwriter, director and actor, best known as one of the original Keystone Kops
  • Susan Jeske, the first Ms. America and is President of Ms. America Pageant
  • Dorrene Jeske, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Ogden, Utah, 1991
  • Albert Jeske, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Marathon County 1st District, 1956
  • Ludmila Jeske (1849-1898), Polish singer and composer
  • Teodor Jeske (1854-1920), Polish intellectual, writer and historian and literature critic
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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