Jessint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included Willelraus Gesson as holding lands there at that time. [1]

"Jesson was the name of a minister of Prestwold in the reign of Elizabeth. Two centuries ago Sir William Jesson resided at Burleigh Park, Loughborough." [2]

Early History of the Jessint family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jessint research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1661, 1790, 1580, 1651, 1640, 1640, 1648, 1603, 1663 and 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)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jessint Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland 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 58 words (4 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

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.



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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