Show ContentsJetton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient people of the French province of Anjou were the first to use the name Jetton. Jetton was derived from the male given name of Yehuda or Judah, which was the Biblical name of Jacob's eldest son.

Early Origins of the Jetton family

The surname Jetton was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France. The first records of the were found in a village in the department of Maine-et-Loire, in the canton and district of Barepéau.

Early History of the Jetton family

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Jetton Spelling Variations

Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Jetton, including Jetté, Jeté, Jettet, Jetet, Jetter, Jeter, Jettot, Jetot, Jettau, Jetau, Jettaud, Jetaud, Jettaut, Jetaut, Jettaux, Jetaux, Jettauld, Jetauld, Jettault, Jetault, Jettaulx, Jetaulx, Jetteau, Jeteau, Jetteaux, Jeteaux, Jettat, Jetat, Jettas, Jetas, Jettard, Jetard, Jetton, Jeton, Jettin and many more.

Early Notables of the Jetton family (pre 1700)

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Jetton Ranking

In the United States, the name Jetton is the 11,517th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Jetton migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Jetton has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jetton were

Jetton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lawson Jetton, aged 32, who settled in Buffalo, Texas, in 1915

Contemporary Notables of the name Jetton (post 1700) +

  • Lew Jetton (b. 1959), American blues guitarist and singer
  • Rod Jetton (b. 1967), American politician, Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives
  • Robert Jetton (1781-1840), American politician, Representative from Tennessee, 1835 [2]
  • James R. Jetton, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1928 [2]
  • C. W. Jetton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956 [2]

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  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook