Jason Family History
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