Jason Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jason name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jason. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    32%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    9%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • European Jewish

    5%

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Jason Family Origin

Where is the Jason family from?

Jason Family Occupations

What did your Jason ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jason family was Keeping House. 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.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jason ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jason Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Jason. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jason census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jason. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Jason. For the veterans among your Jason ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jason Life Expectancy

What is the average Jason lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jason ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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