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Meaning of Jackson

Jack•son

Pronunciation: ( jak'sun), [key]
— n.
  1. (“Old Hickory”), 1767–1845, U.S. general: 7th president of the U.S. 1829–37.
  2. See
  3. (Helen Maria Fiske), 1830–85, U.S. novelist and poet.
  4. born 1941, U.S. Baptist minister and civil-rights and political activist.
  5. 1911–72, U.S. gospel singer.
  6. 1892–1954, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1941–54.
  7. (“Stonewall Jackson”), 1824–63, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
  8. a city in and the capital of Mississippi, in the central part. 202,895.
  9. a city in W Tennessee. 49,131.
  10. a city in S Michigan. 39,739.
  11. a town in NW Wyoming: resort near Jackson Hole. 4511.
  12. a male given name, meaning “son of Jack.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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