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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JEHF-ər-sən
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Meaning & History

Means "son of JEFFREY". A famous bearer was American president Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). Since this surname was sometimes adopted by freed slaves, it is now more common among the African-American population.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantJefferson(English)

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