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Where did the English Jason family come from? What is the English Jason family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jason family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jason family history?Jason is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Judd, which was a pet form for the Old English personal name Jordan.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Jason are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Jason include: Jesson, Jessen, Gesson and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jason research. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1628, 1603 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Jason History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jason Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Jason family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jason or a variant listed above:
Jason Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Jason Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Jason Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jason Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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