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Recorded in the spellings of Jackson, Jacson, Jagson and Jaxon, this is a famous English and occasional Scottish, surname. It is a patronymic formed from the personal names Jaques or John, both originating from the ancient Hebrew "Yochanan", meaning "Jehovah has favoured me (with a son)". The name as a personal name was first introduced by returning Crusaders from the Holy Land in the 12th century, and grew rapidly in popularity. Early recordings include such examples as William Jagge and Robert Jacke in the Pipe Rolls of the counties of Huntingdonshire and Staffordshire in 1251 and 1302 respectively. Medieval examples of the slightly later patronymics include: Adam Jakson, a witness in the Assize Court of Staffordshire in 1351, Willelmus Jacson or Jackson, was listed in the Poll Tax returns of the county of Yorkshire in 1379, whilst Andrew Jacson was admitted to the rank of burgess of the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1409...

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