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Where did the Spanish Jaca family come from? What is the Spanish Jaca family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jaca family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jaca family history?

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

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.


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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.

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

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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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  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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  10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. 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.

This page was last modified on 19 October 2010 at 13:21.

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