What does the name Jackson mean?
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 most common 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.
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.