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The history of the Jessee name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Judd, which was a pet form for the Old English personal name Jordan.

Jessee Early Origins



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

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Jessee Spelling Variations


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Jessee Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jessee family name include Jesson, Jessen, Gesson and others.

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Jessee Early History


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Jessee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jessee 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 Jessee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jessee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jessee Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Jessee In Ireland


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Jessee In Ireland



Some of the Jessee 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Jessee surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Jessee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Jessee, who landed in Maryland in 1671

Jessee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Jessee, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Lewis Jessee, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jessee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jessee (post 1700)



  • Warren Jessee, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1956
  • Randall S. Jessee, American Democrat politician, Chair of Clay County Democratic Party, 1949
  • Elmer V. Jessee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944
  • Beecher Jessee, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1956

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jessee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jessee 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 10:12.

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