Jackson (name)

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Jackson
Family name
Pronunciation /ˈæksən/
Meaning derived from "Son of Jack"
Region of origin England and Scotland
Footnotes: Frequency Comparisons:[1]

Jackson is a common surname of English and Scottish origin. It literally means "son of Jack". In 1980 Jackson was the 24th most popular surname in England and Wales.[2] In the 1990 United States Census, Jackson was the thirteenth most frequently reported surname, accounting for 0.3% of the population.[3]

Jackson is also used as a first name.

People with the name Jackson include:

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All individuals listed here are Australian unless otherwise indicated.

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Jackson
Pronunciation (jak-son)
Gender Male
Origin
Meaning "son of Jack"
Other names
Related names Jack
  • Jackson (Jackson Coelho Silva, born 1973), Brazilian footballer known as Jackson
  • Clyde Jackson Browne (born 1948), U.S. singer
  • Jackson Davis (born 1979), founder of charity organization "Protect A Paw"
  • Jackson Douglas, actor known for playing the character Jackson Belleville on the TV series Gilmore Girls
  • Jackson Emery (born 1987), American basketball player
  • Jackson C. Frank (1943–1999), U.S. singer-songwriter
  • Jackson "Jacko" Gill (born 1994), New Zealandic shot putter
  • Jackson Kabiga (born 1976), Kenyan long-distance runner
  • Paul Jackson Pollock (1912–1956), U.S. abstract painter
  • Jackson Proskow, Canadian journalist
  • Jackson Rathbone (born 1984), actor notable for playing Jasper Hale in the Twilight film franchise, and frontman of band 100 Monkeys
  • Jackson Martínez (born 1986), Colombian footballer who plays for FC Porto and the Colombia national football team
  • Jakson Coelho (born 1986), Brazilian footballer known as Jajá
  • Jackson Wang (born 1994), Hong Kong sabre fencing representative, Hong Kong member of Korean hip hop group GOT7

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  1. ^ "Jackson Surname Meaning and Distribution". forebears.co.uk.  Retrieved 25 January 2014
  2. ^ Peter Verstappen (1980) The book of surnames: origins and oddities of popular names p.89. University of Michigan
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau (9 May 1995). s:1990 Census Name Files dist.all.last (1-100). Retrieved on 2008-07-04.