The origins of the name Jessie are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Judd
, which was a pet form for the Old English personal name Jordan.
Early Origins of the Jessie family
The surname Jessie was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Jessie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jessie 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 Jessie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jessie 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 Jessie family name include Jesson, Jessen, Gesson and others.
Early Notables of the Jessie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jessie family to Ireland
Some of the Jessie 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.
Migration of the Jessie family to the New World and Oceana
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 Jessie surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Jessie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Samuel Jessie, who arrived in Mississippi in 1904 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Jessie (post 1700)
- Jacqueline Jessie, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Arizona State Senate 3rd District, 2002 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html