Jackson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Jackson Family History

If you are conducting some Jackson family history research then you can view the Jackson coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Jackson surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


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The Jackson ancient family history was found in the irishsurnames.com archives. Jackson is a baptismal name meaning 'son of Jack', a name of great antiquity. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries. Examples of such are a Johannes Jakson who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, in the year 1379. A Robert Jake, County Cambridgeshire, was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls' in the year 1273. A John Jacson was baptised in Kensington Church, Kensington, in the year 1574. A William Jackson was admitted Burgess of Aberdeen, Scotland, in the year 1409.

Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. It was by the method of creating and updating these old reference books that they were able to maintain their authority and enforce laws.

In Ireland this name and its variants were first introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Jackson family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Jackson descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Jackson Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Griffin Symbol of Bravery and Vigilance
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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