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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jespersen

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  1. Danish linguist (1860-1943)

Originally a patronymic from Jesper +‎ -sen.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jespersen

Otto Jespersen was an academic. Otto was given the name Jens Otto Harry Jespersen on July 16th, 1860 in Randers. He passed away on April 30th, 1943.


Chris was born on October 18th, 1983 in Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway.


Karen was born on January 17th, 1947.


Knud was born on April 12th, 1926 in Sulsted. He passed away on December 1st, 1977.


Eric was born on October 18th, 1961 in Port Alberni.


Finn Varde Jespersen was an orienteer. Finn was born on April 4th, 1914 in Kristiania. He died on June 6th, 1944.


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Popularity of Jespersen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jespersen U.S.
  White 95.64% 64.26%
  African American 0.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jespersen

People with the last name Jespersen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jespersen

  • How Popular is the name Jespersen? As a last name Jespersen was the 20,617th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Jespersen? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Jespersen was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Jespersen: Your name in reverse order is Nesrepsej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ernepessj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jespersen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,285 people with the last name Jespersen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jespersen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jespersen as their last name since less than 1 person in 227k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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