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Jepson


Gender: Masculine
Language
: English
Etymology:
Jepson comes from an English surname meaning “Geoffrey’s Son.” Geoffrey is a combination of three names: Gaufrid, Walahfried, and Gisfrid, meaning “Territory Peace,” “Stranger Peace,” and “Pledge Peace,” based on “gawia” (territory), “walah” (stranger), “gisel” (pledge), and “fried” (peace). It was also influenced by the name Godfrey (God’s Peace).

History:
Originally, Jepson would have been bestowed upon sons as either a first or a middle name in order to honor the Jepson surname. For example, a woman named Mary Jepson who married a man named John Smith, may name her son John Jepson Smith, or merely Jepson Smith. Or a man wishing to honor Judge Thomas Murphy may name his son Thomas Jepson Johnson, or Jepson Johnson.

It is rare.

Please see Geoffrey for more information.

Pronunciation: jep-son.

Diminutives: Jep.

Popularity:
Percentage from the 1990 U.S. Census:
less than 0.004 % of males named Jepson

Popularity of Jepson
:
Popularity (for newborns):
In the United States...
1880-2004: N/A

Selected Sources:
The Penguin Dictionary of First Names, Pickering, 1999
The Wordsworth Dictionary of First Names, Mcleod and Freedman, 1995
A Dictionary of English Surnames, Reaney and Wilson, 1990

The Social Security Administration Actuarial Note 139 (www.ssa.gov) - For popularity stats 1880-Present
The 1880 U.S. Census- For popularity stats 1850-1880, and other information (it is available on-line at www.familysearch.org)


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