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About the Jackson surname

This patronymic surname means "son of Jack." The given name Jack may be a diminutive of John or James, or a derivation of the Old French given name Jacque, the French form of Jacob.The Jackson surname is one of the most numerous in the United States (within the top twenty) with most of the original immigrants coming from the United Kingdom England, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Shetland (for the most part): patronymic from JACK.

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