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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jesson

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Alt. Meaning

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

E is for eager, let's get started!

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jesson

Paul Jesson is a stage, film actor, actor, and filmactor. He was most prominent from 1971 to present. Paul was given the name Paul George Jackson on July 6th, 1946 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.


Bruce Jesson was a journalist. Bruce was born in 1944 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He died on April 30th, 1999.


Ben was born on February 19th, 1988 in Redhill, England.


David was born in 1935.


Ralph was born on July 22nd, 1893. Ralph is also known as Jesson and Ralph William. He passed away in 1985.


William was born in 1580. He passed away in 1651.


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Popularity of Jesson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jesson U.S.
  White 87.24% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jesson

People with the last name Jesson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jesson

  • How Popular is the name Jesson? Jesson is the 36,928th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jesson was the 52,851st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jesson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 98 babies born with the first name Jesson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jesson to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jesson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Jesson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jesson is Wednesday, July 29th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Jesson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jesson was in 2006 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Jesson: Your name in reverse order is Nossej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sjoens. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jesson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 392 people with the last name Jesson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jesson? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jesson as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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