Jessen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jessen family

The surname Jessen was first found in Denmark where the name is a patronymic name derived from "the son of Jacob," which in turn is derived from biblical given name Yaakov ("supplanter" or "follower"). [1]

Early History of the Jessen family

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Jessen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jacobsen, Jakobsen. and others.

Early Notables of the Jessen family (pre 1700)

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Jessen Ranking

In the United States, the name Jessen is the 5,540th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2]


United States Jessen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jessen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard Jessen, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1852

Canada Jessen migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jessen Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Christoff Jessen, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Francisca Jessen, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Contemporary Notables of the name Jessen (post 1700) +

  • Gene Nora Stumbough Jessen (b. 1937), American aviator and pilot from Chicago, one of the Mercury 13
  • Gianna Jessen (b. 1977), American recording artist
  • Herman Jessen, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952 [3]
  • Herbert Henry Jessen (b. 1898), American politician, Mayor of Summerville, South Carolina, 1925-29; Dorchester County Sheriff, 1929-60; Member of South Carolina State Senate from Dorchester County, 1961-66 [3]
  • Ulla Jessen (b. 1946), Danish actress
  • Knud Jessen (1884-1971), Danish botanist and quaternary geologist
  • Børge Christian Jessen (1907-1993), Danish mathematician


  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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