Jernigan Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): variant spelling of English Jernegan, which is of uncertain derivation. Reaney believes it to be of Breton origin, probably identical with the Old Breton personal name Iarnuuocon ‘iron famous’, taken to East Anglia by Bretons at the time of the Norman Conquest.

List of People with Surname Jernigan

According to our database, there are a total of 6,363 people with the surname Jernigan. Among these people surnamed Jernigan, there are about 918 distinct names, with an average of 6 people who have the same name. David Jernigan, Joseph Jernigan and Charles Jernigan are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Jernigan, with 72, 65 and 60 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that North Carolina has the largest number of people surnamed Jernigan, with a total of 965 people, and there are a total of 459 distinct names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Jernigan, with a total of 772 people and an average of 430 distinct names.