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Jesson Surname Meaning

English: shortened form of Jephson from the Middle English personal name Geff a pet form of Geoffrey (see Jeff ) + -son with -f- assimilated to the following -s-. Compare Jepson . English: variant of Jason . English: habitational name from Jurston in Chagford (Devon). The placename means ‘Jordan's settlement’ from the Middle English personal name Jordan (genitive Jordanes) + Middle English ton ‘town village settlement’. Americanized form of Danish and North German Jessen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Jepson, Jessop, Julson, Jessen, Wesson, Beeson, Merson, Hewson, Jess

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Where is the Jesson family from?

You can see how Jesson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jesson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Jesson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 20 Jesson families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Jesson's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Jesson families in 1911.
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What did your Jesson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Jesson. 63% of Jesson 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
    63%
  • Labourer
    25%
  • Shoe Maker
    13%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jesson. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Jesson. For the veterans among your Jesson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jesson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Jesson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Jesson in 1963 was 71, and 83 in 2003.

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