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Jackson Genealogy and Family History

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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.

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…

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