An English surname meaning the son of Jack. The name Jack is a form of the given names John or James.
Another spelling for Jackson is Jacks. The surname of Jackson is very popular in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. It is common in the United States and found mostly in the states of Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York.
Famous: Andrew Jackson (U. S. President), Thomas Jackson (Civil War Confederate General), Michael Jackson (singer), David Jackson (actor), Samuel L. Jackson (actor), Mason Jackson (engraver), Ted Jackson (photographer), Billy Jackson (professional football player), Randy Jackson (musician and producer), Colin Jackson (Scottish footballer) and Glen Jackson (New Zealand rugby player).