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JAMESON Family History

This most interesting surname is ultimately of Old Hebrew origin, and a patronymic from "James", which comes from the Latin "Jacobus" deriving from the Hebrew given name "Yaakov", meaning "supplanter or following-after". This is also the origin of the surname Jacob, and the first bearer was the younger son of the patriarch Isaac, who supplanted his elder brother Esau, tricking him out of his inheritance, his initiative showing that he was more suited to the head of a growing tribe than his senior. The "-on" ending indicated a patronymic form, that is "son of James". The personal name "Jacobus" is recorded in 1160 in Lincolnshire ("Documents illustrative of the Social and Economic History of the Danelaw"), while one James de Audithleg is mentioned in the Hundred Rolls of Salop in 1255...

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