Jackson Family Crest
Meaning of the colors on the Jackson family crest
Argent (silver) - is a symbol of peacefulness and sincerity and represents the Jackson family's reputation for such.
Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and historic military strength of the Jackson family in times of war.
Meaning of the symbols on the Jackson family crest
The lion - represents ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.
The three axes - represents early family members military authority and execution of their military responsibilities.
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Origins of the Jackson family name
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Summary of the Jackson family and the Jackson family crest
- The Jackson family name was first established in the 12th century in England.
- The first officially recorded Jackson is William Jackson who was listed in the 1273 Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire.
- The Jackson name is derived from the personal name Jack, which was a medieval diminutive of John.
- Today, Jackson is the 37th most common surname in the United Kingdom.
- While the Jackson family name is mostly of English origin, the family is also commonly found in Ireland and Scotland.
- In Ireland, the Jackson family were one of the "Tribes of Galway".
- The Jackson family were landowners in County Galway and were also associated with the famous Irish town of Athenry.
- The Jackson family name was first used in America in the 1600s.
- The first Jackson in America was John Jackson, who emigrated from England to Massachusetts in 1633.
- The Jackson family has produced a number of notable individuals, including President Andrew Jackson.
- Today, Jackson is still a relatively popular surname in the United States, where it ranks as the 45th most common surname.
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