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Jernigan Family History

Jernigan Name Meaning
English (Suffolk): variant spelling of English Jernegan, which is of uncertain derivation. Reaney believes it to be of Breton origin, probably identical with the Old Breton personal name Iarnuuocon ‘iron famous’, taken to East Anglia by Bretons at the time of the Norman Conquest.

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

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Name Distribution of Jernigan Families

  • Number of Jernigan families
     97 - 192
     33 - 96
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jernigan Family Origin

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Jernigan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Jernigan

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Jernigan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Jernigan Civil War Service Records

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