Jackson Family History

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Jackson Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack 1. As an American surname this has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Jacobson, Jason, Jameson, Dickson, Hickson, Jamison, Nickson, Jacks

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Jackson Family Origin

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Jackson Family Occupations

What did your Jackson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jackson. 30% of Jackson men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Jackson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jackson were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Income
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jackson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3 million census records available for the last name Jackson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jackson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 325,000 immigration records available for the last name Jackson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 585,000 military records available for the last name Jackson. For the veterans among your Jackson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jackson Life Expectancy

What is the average Jackson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jackson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jackson in 1940 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jackson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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