The origins of the name Jessint 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 Jessint family
The surname Jessint was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Jessint family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jessint 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 Jessint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jessint 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 Jessint family name include Jesson, Jessen, Gesson and others.
Early Notables of the Jessint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jessint family to Ireland
Some of the Jessint 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 Jessint 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 Jessint surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Richard Jessen, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1852; Henry Jesson to Philadelphia in 1865 and George Jesson, also to Philadelphia in 1866.