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The Spanish surname Jaca is of noble and ancient decent, and is of patronymic origin. Patronymic surnames are those names which derive their origin from the personal name of the father of the initial bearer. Thus, the surname Jaca signifies "descendant or son of one named Jacob."

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The surname Jaca 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jacobo, Jacome, Jacob, Jacobs, Jaco, Jaca and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jaca research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1482 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Jaca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Jaca Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jaca Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Jaca arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • William Jaca arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • Catherine Jaca arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • Agnes Jaca arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Jaca arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Jaca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jaca Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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