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JEFFERSON - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname JEFFERSON

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Definition: Patronymic surname meaning son of Jeffrey, Jeffers, or Jeff. Jeffrey is a variant of Geoffrey, meaning peaceful place (from gawia' meaning "territory and 'frid' meaning "peace." Geoffrey is also a possible variant of Godfrey, meaning "God's peace" or "peaceful ruler."

Surname Origin: English

Alternate Surname Spellings: JEFFERS, JEFFERIES, JEFFRYS

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JEFFERSON Surname Mailing List
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Surname Finder - JEFFERSON Genealogy & Family Resources
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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