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Jason Name Meaning

English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Jay’ probably a short form of Middle English personal names beginning with J- such as Jack James or Jefferey. See Jay . English: variant of Jesson . In some cases probably also an American shortened and altered form of Greek Iasonidis: patronymic from the personal name Iasōn which is derived from the Greek vocabulary word iasthai to ‘heal’. In classical mythology this is the name (English Jason) of the leader of the Argonauts who captured the Golden Fleece with the aid of Medea daughter of the king of Colchis. The name was also borne by a Christian saint mentioned in Saint Paul's Epistle to the Romans traditionally believed to have been martyred.

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

Similar surnames: Cason, Janson, Bason, Mason, Ipson, Masin, Easton, Baron, Caston

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Where is the Jason family from?

You can see how Jason families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jason family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jason families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Jason families living in Ontario. This was about 29% of all the recorded Jason's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jason families in 1911.
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What did your Jason ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Jason. 59% of Jason men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Carpenter
  • Cultivateur
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jason. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Jason. For the veterans among your Jason ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jason lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jason life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jason in 1948 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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