Jacke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Scottish surname Jacke is generally understood to be derived from the given name John, which in turn came from the French name "Jacques," one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England and Scotland. "Jacques," is a form of the Latin name "Jacobus." [1]

Early Origins of the Jacke family

The surname Jacke was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat at Woodall between Langbank and the Port of Glasgow from ancient times.

In earlier times they had been located at Kethek in Coupar Angus, and in 1473 William Jack was tenant of the mill in that village. A few years later, Gilbert Jak was listed as a resident of Vddynston in 1498. John Jak held a tenement in Glasgow before 1498 (ibid., p. 500), and Katherine Jak in Stirling was charged with assault in 1545. " [2]

Early History of the Jacke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacke research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1498, 1545, 1502, 1567, 1580, 1574, 1577, 1586, 1589, 1580, 1598, 1567, 1570, 1574, 1577, 1578, 1628, 1578 and are included under the topic Early Jacke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jacke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jacke, Jack, Jacks and others.

Early Notables of the Jacke family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Wilyem Jaik, Deacon of the Kirk of Aberdeen in 1580. Thomas Jack (d. 1598), was a Scottish schoolmaster, appointed minister of Rutherglen in the presbytery of Glasgow, in 1567, and subsequently became master of Glasgow grammar school. In 1570 he was presented by James VI to the vicarage of Eastwood in the presbytery of...
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jacke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Jacke family to Ireland

Some of the Jacke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Jacke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jacke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abraham Jacke, aged 26, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 [3]
Jacke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lewis Jacke, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841 [3]


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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