What does the name Jackson mean?
The origin of the Jackson surname is most often thought to be English (some believe it to have arisen in the borders between England and Scotland), though it is common across the British Isles and English-speaking world. Jackson is the 24th most popular surname in England and Wales. Jackson is a patronymic name, referring to the 'son of Jack/John'.
The earliest occurrence of the Jackson surname in our family history documents is from 1464, and we currently have 5,468,651 records where Jackson appears.
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Typical jobs for Jacksons
Hard-working people, the Jacksons. 4137 worked as labourers, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Jacksons lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Jackson in Lancashire.
Jacksons’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Jacksons were angels, apparently. We found 5510 in criminal records.
Jacksons in World War I
According to the World War I records, 6712 Jacksons served in the First World War.