The Spanish surname Jacobo is of noble and ancient decent, and is of patronymic
surnames are those names which derive their origin from the personal name
of the father of the initial bearer. Thus, the surname Jacobo signifies "descendant or son of one named Jacob."
Early Origins of the Jacobo family
The surname Jacobo was first found in the southern region of Andalusia, in Seville. However, the name was probably brought to Spain
by people whose roots are found in Flanders.
Early History of the Jacobo family
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Jacobo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Jacobo, Jacome, Jacob, Jacobs, Jaco, Jaca and others.
Early Notables of the Jacobo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jacobo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Simon Jacome Cops Coezman who arrived in Peru in 1555; Felipe Jacome de Villalpando who settled in the Spanish Main in 1592; and Dolores Jacome who settled in Puerto Rico in 1857..
Contemporary Notables of the name Jacobo (post 1700)
- Cesar Chavez Jacobo (b. 1985), Dominican professional basketball player
- Clara Jacobo, Italian opera singer in the 1920s
- Ignacio Jacobo (b. 1894), Mexican lawyer and professor
- Jacobo Timerman (1923-1999), Ukrainian-born, American writer, known for Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number (1983)
- Jacobo Arbenz Guzman (1913-1971), President of Guatemala (1951 to 1954)
- Jacobo Morales (b. 1934), Puerto Rican actor, writer and director considered to be the most influential film director in Puerto Rico's history
- Jacobo Palm (1887-1982), Curaçao born composer