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Origins of the Jefferson surname

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About the Jeffersons

We have a total number of 39719 records for people with the last name Jefferson.

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Where do most Jeffersons live?

In 1921, most Jeffersons lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Jeffersons

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 33,700 records for the Jefferson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Jeffersons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Jefferson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Jeffersons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Jeffersons in 1921


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


House Servant




Common Male occupations for Jeffersons in 1921
Coal Miner






Agricultural Labourer


Farm Hands


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