Jesse Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of the personal name Jesper, a Low German form of Kaspar. South German: from a reduced form of the personal name Johannes (see John). Eastern German (of Slavic origin): topographic name from Czech jes(en) ‘ash tree’. English: from a short form of Jessup. French: from Old French jaisse ‘chick pea’; probably a metonymic occupational name for a grower of chick peas or a topographic name.

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

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Jesse Family Origin

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Jesse Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jesse. The most common Jesse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Jesse's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jesse family was Farm Laborer.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Jesse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Jesse in 1948 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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