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Jessen is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Judd, which was a pet form for the Old English personal name Jordan.

Jessen Early Origins



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

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Jessen Spelling Variations


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Jessen Spelling Variations



Jessen has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Jesson, Jessen, Gesson and others.

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Jessen Early History


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Jessen Early History



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

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Jessen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jessen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Jessen In Ireland


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Jessen In Ireland



Some of the Jessen 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



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 Jessens to arrive on North American shores:

Jessen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Jessen, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1852

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jessen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jessen (post 1700)



  • Gianna Jessen (b. 1977), American recording artist
  • Herman Jessen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952
  • 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
  • Ulla Jessen (b. 1946), Danish actress
  • Knud Jessen (1884-1971), Danish botanist and quaternary geologist
  • BÝrge Christian Jessen (1907-1993), Danish mathematician

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Jessen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jessen 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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