Last name origins & meanings:
- English: probably a patronymic from James or any of
various other personal names beginning with J-.
- Possibly also Greek: shortened and
Americanized form of Iassonides, patronymic from the personal
name Iasōn, which is derived from the Greek vocabulary word iasthai to ‘heal’. This was borne by a saint mentioned in
St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, traditionally believed to have been
martyred. In classical mythology this is the name (English
Jason) of the leader of the Argonauts, who captured the Golden
Fleece with the aid of Medea, daughter of the king of Colchis.
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