Jessop Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Jessop Name Meaning: A variant spelling of 'Jessup',from the personal name 'Joseph'. Hebrew 'Yosef',meaning 'may he (God) add (another son)'.

The name was bourne frequently in medieval europe but not exclusively by Jews.The book of Genesis states that 'Joseph' is the favourite son of 'Jacob' who rises as a leader,after his brothers sold him to slavery.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Jessop Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Jessop family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 71
Agricultural Labourer 45
Labourer 32
Farmer 31
Independent 29
Weaver 27
Male Servant 21
Fancy Weaver 20
Shoe Maker 14
Clothier 14
Carpenter 13
Grocer 9
Apprentice 8
Dress Maker 8
Butcher 7
Tailor 7
Baker 7
Joiner 7
Cloth Dresser 7
Laundress 6
Ag Labourer 6
Pupil 5
Gardener 5
Servant 5
Independant 5

Jessop Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Jessop 100% 25,528
2 Jessup 83% 5,739
3 Jessep 83% 367
4 Jessopp 86% 287
5 Jessap 83% 141

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The surname Jessop is the most popular version of all its varients

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