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The origins of the name Jesson are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Judd, which was a pet form for the Old English personal name Jordan.

Jesson Early Origins



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

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Jesson Spelling Variations


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Jesson Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Jesson has been spelled many different ways, including Jesson, Jessen, Gesson and others.

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Jesson Early History


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Jesson Early History



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

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Jesson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jesson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Jesson In Ireland


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Jesson In Ireland



Some of the Jesson 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Jessons to arrive in North America:

Jesson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Jesson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740

Jesson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Jesson to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1865
  • George Jesson, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866

Jesson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Jesson, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jesson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jesson (post 1700)



  • Ralph William Jesson (1893-1985), American college head football coach at Loyola Marymount University in 1920
  • Robert Wilfred Fairey Jesson (1886-1917), English cricketer who played in the early 1900s
  • Paul Jesson (b. 1946), born Paul George Jackson, is an English Laurence Olivier Award winning stage, television and film actor
  • Cornelius "Charles" Jesson (1862-1926), British politician, Member of Parliament for Walthamstow West (1918-1922)
  • Bruce Jesson (1944-1999), New Zealand leftwing journalist, author and political figure

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Jesson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jesson 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 27 November 2014 at 09:43.

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