Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JEHF-ər-sən  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

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

Related Names

Given Name DescendantJefferson(English)


Entry updated April 23, 2024