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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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