A Spanish surname, DeJesus comes from the Latin term ‘iesus’ and the Greek term ‘iesous’ which means the first-born son and God will help. The spelling variations for DeJesus include Dejesu, Dejeu, Dejeses, Dejesse, Dejesusdiaz, Dejean, Dejewski and Dejear. From Spain the De Jesus surname resettled in Western Hemisphere nations such as Puerto Rico, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Columbia and the United States. Within the United States the DeJesus family name is primarily in Texas, California, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado and Indiana. There is approximately 32,000 individuals in the US with the DeJesus surname. Famous: Francisco de Jesus (professional boxer from Brazil), Welington Dantas de Jesus (champion footballer from Brazil), Rick De Jesus (singer and songwriter), Jose de Jesus (professional boxer), Carlos Santos de Jesus (professional footballer from Brazil), Carolina Maria de Jesus (author of a book), Adaiton de Jesus (professional boxer from Brazil), Maria De Jesus (a super centenarian - to age 115 years old - from Portugal), Alex de Jesus (professional boxer from Puerto Rico) and Ivan De Jesus (professional baseball player).