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The generations and branches of the Jesse family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Jesse comes from the baptismal name for the son of Judd, which was a pet form for the Old English personal name Jordan.

Jesse Early Origins



The surname Jesse was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Jesse Spelling Variations


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Jesse Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Jesse include Jesson, Jessen, Gesson and others.

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Jesse Early History


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Jesse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jesse research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1628, 1580, 1651, 1640, 1640, 1648, 1603 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Jesse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jesse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jesse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jesse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jesse In Ireland


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Jesse In Ireland



Some of the Jesse 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Jesse or a variant listed above:

Jesse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Jesse, aged 3, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Hermann Jesse, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Jesse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Curt Jesse, aged 24, who settled in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1909
  • Edward Jesse, aged 6, who landed in America from Ostrowck, Russia, in 1912
  • Berta Jesse, aged 32, who settled in America from Ostrowck, Russia, in 1912
  • Ferdinand Jesse, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Ferdinand Jesse, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jesse Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Edith M. Jesse, aged 27, who settled in Victoria, Canada, in 1911
  • Emil Jesse, aged 20, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, in 1913
  • Ernestina Jesse, aged 24, who settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, in 1913
  • Albert Jesse, aged 29, who settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jesse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jesse (post 1700)



  • Richard Henry Jesse (1853-1921), American educator, 8th President of the University of Missouri (1891-1908)
  • John John Jesse (b. 1969), American illustrative painter
  • Virginia Jesse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008
  • Heinrich Jesse, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Amapala, 1916
  • Harold C. Jesse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940
  • George N. Jesse, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 23rd District, 1920-23; Defeated, 1923; Candidate for New York State Senate 20th District, 1926
  • Francis Jesse, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Auditor General, 1930
  • Fryniwyd Tennyson Jesse (1888-1958), English criminologist, journalist and author, great-niece of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Jesse Historic Events


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Jesse Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Harold Jesse (b. 1908), English Chief Electrical Artificer serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Jesse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jesse 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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