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Surname Origin and Meaning

The meaning of the family name Jackson is 'son of James' or 'son of John' (Jack being a derivative of both names). It is one of the commonest English and Scottish surnames. Well-known people you share this name with include actress Glenda Jackson, pop star Michael Jackson, and American President (1829-1837) Andrew Jackson.

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Jackson Genealogy and Family History

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. Here are a few more facts to get you started…