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JACKSON - Name Meaning & Origin


JACKSON Surname Meaning & Origin:

This patronymic surname means "son of Jack." The given name Jack may be a diminutive of John or James, or a derivation of the Old French given name Jacque, the French form of Jacob.

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Genealogy Resources for the Surname JACKSON:

100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, Brown... Are you one of the millions of Americans sporting one of these top 100 common last names from the 2000 census?

Jackson Family Genealogy
A Web site dedicated to the descendants of Robert Jackson, who arrived in Massachusetts with his father circa 1630.

Jackson Family Tree DNA Project
Read biographies, check out DNA results, or submit your own DNA to learn more about your own Jackson ancestors.

Jackson Family Genealogy Forum
Search this popular genealogy forum for the Jackson surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Jackson query.

FamilySearch - JACKSON Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Jackson surname and its variations.

JACKSON Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Jackson surname.

Cousin Connect - JACKSON Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Jackson, and sign up for free notification when new Jackson queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - JACKSON Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Jackson.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

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

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

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

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

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

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