Jernigan Family History
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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