Jason Name Meaning

English: probably a patronymic from James or any of various other personal names beginning with J-. Possibly also Greek: shortened and Americanized form of Iassonides, patronymic from the personal name Iason, which is derived from the Greek vocabulary word iasthai to ‘heal’. This was borne by a saint mentioned in St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, traditionally believed to have been martyred. In classical mythology this is the name (English Jason) of the leader of the Argonauts, who captured the Golden Fleece with the aid of Medea, daughter of the king of Colchis.

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


Similar surnames: Cason, Janson, Bason, Mason, Ipson, Masin, Easton, Baron, Caston

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Jason Family Origin

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Jason Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jason. The most common Jason occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Jason's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jason family was Keeping House.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Jason life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jason in 1948 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jason

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