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Jessop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought the Jessop family name to the British Isles. Jessop comes from the ancient personal name Joseph. The surname Jessop was a baptismal name which meant Joseph. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Early Origins of the Jessop family


The surname Jessop was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Jessop family


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Jessop Spelling Variations


Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Jessop, Jessope, Jesop, Jesope, Jessopp, Jessup and many more.

Early Notables of the Jessop family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Jessop family to Ireland


Some of the Jessop family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Jessop family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Jessop or a variant listed above:

Jessop Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Jessop, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Dorothy Jessop, who landed in Maryland in 1652 [1]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)
  • Thomas Jessop, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [1]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)
  • William Jessop, who landed in Maryland in 1677 [1]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)

Jessop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Jessop, who landed in New York, NY in 1838 [1]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)

Jessop Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Francis Jessop, who arrived in Canada in 1823

Jessop Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Jessop, a painter, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Eliza Ann Jessop, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 14 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1853.shtml
  • David Jessop, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"

Jessop Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Jessop, aged 37, a mason, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Mary Jessop, aged 34, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Leah Jessop, aged 15, a servant, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Sarah Jessop, aged 11, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Thomas Jessop, aged 9, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Jessop (post 1700)


  • Peter Jessop (b. 1964), American film actor and voice actor
  • Jonathan Jessop, American Republican politician, Postmaster at York, Pennsylvania, 1865-84 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Jessop (1745-1814), noted English civil engineer
  • Gilbert Laird Jessop (1874-1955), English cricket player
  • Graham Jessop (b. 1957), English deep sea diver, and marine archaeologist, discoverer of the RMS Carpathia and the HMS Edinburgh
  • Russell Jessop (1957-2018), Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood (1976-1977)
  • Thomas Jessop (1804-1887), master cutler and mayor of Sheffield, funded a hospital for women
  • Elisha Jessop (1843-1918), Canadian doctor and politician
  • Clytie Jessop, British actor
  • Frank Jessop, founder of Jessops of Leicester, the British photographic chain

Historic Events for the Jessop family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Burgess Jessop, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Robert Nelson Jessop, English 2nd Class Cabin Bed Steward from Bootle, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Violet Constance Jessop, aged 24, English Stewardess from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 16 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Friday 14 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1853.shtml
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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