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Jackson Family History

Jackson Name Meaning
English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack 1. As an American surname this has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

17,206,542 Historical Documents with Jackson on Ancestry.com
5,180,404 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
564,630 Military Records
291,352 Immigration Records
3,567,596 Census and Voter Lists
7,602,560 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Jackson Families

  • Number of Jackson families
     3,737 - 7,472
     1,246 - 3,736
     1 - 1,245
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jackson families
     10,186 - 20,369
     3,396 - 10,185
     1 - 3,395
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Jackson families
     1,011 - 2,019
     338 - 1,010
     1 - 337
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jackson Family Origin

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Jackson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Jackson

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Jackson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Jackson census records

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Jackson Civil War Service Records

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