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Jessup is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on 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.

Jessup Early Origins



The surname Jessup 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.

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Jessup Spelling Variations


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Jessup Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Jessup have been found, including Jessop, Jessope, Jesop, Jesope, Jessopp, Jessup and many more.

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Jessup Early History


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Jessup Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jessup research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1658 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Jessup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jessup Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jessup Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jessup Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jessup In Ireland


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Jessup In Ireland



Some of the Jessup family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Jessup were among those contributors:

Jessup Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Jessup settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635
  • Edward Jessup of Yorkshire settled in Fairfield, Conn. in 1639
  • William Jessup, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Jessup Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G Jessup, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J Jessup, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • R M Jessup, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • C S Jessup, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • E C Jessup, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Jessup Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Henry Jessup U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Jessup U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Esq. Edward Jessup U.E. who settled in Augusta, Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Jessup Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Nash Jessup arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Jessup Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Jessup, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Sarah Jessup, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jessup (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jessup (post 1700)



  • Henry Harris Jessup (1832-1910), American Presbyterian missionary, author, and a founder of the American University of Beirut
  • Ted Jessup (b. 1960), American television writer, producer, and performer, current writer for the Fox sitcom Family Guy
  • Richard Jessup (1925-1982), American author and screenwriter who sometimes wrote under the name Richard Telfair
  • Morris Ketchum Jessup (1900-1959), American researcher who uncovered "Philadelphia Experiment"
  • Philip Caryl Jessup (1897-1986), American diplomat, scholar, and jurist from New York City
  • Richard M. Jessup, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 5th District, 1857-58
  • Philip Caryl Jessup (1897-1986), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to, 1949-53; Judge, International Court of Justice, Geneva, 1961-70
  • Nelson Ritch Jessup, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Stamford, Connecticut, 1908-13
  • Roger W. Jessup, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1945
  • Steve Jessup, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008; Presidential Elector for Texas, 2012
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Jessup


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Suggested Readings for the name Jessup



  • John Kendig Barr by Mary Alice Burchfield.
  • The Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Frank Pierson Jessup and Marie Barr Jessup by Mary Alice Burchfield

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Other References

  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. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Jessup Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jessup 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.

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