Jackes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Jackes is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the personal name Jacques, which is a form of the Latin name Jacobus. [1]

Early Origins of the Jackes family

The surname Jackes was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Nether Silton in the North Riding of Yorkshire. At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, Nether Silton was recorded as a village with a Hall and the tenant-in-chief was the Count of Mortain.

Further to the south in the parish of St. Just, Cornwall, the barton called Treveres or Treverys, a family called Jack formerly had a seat." [2]

Early History of the Jackes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jackes research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1639, 1628, 1613, 1818, 1653, 1639 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Jackes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jackes Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Jacques, Jaques, Jack, Jacks, Jackes, Jakes, Jeeks, Jeke, Jeex, Jaquiss, Jaquez and many more.

Early Notables of the Jackes family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Jackes family to Ireland

Some of the Jackes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Jackes migration to the United States +

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Jackes name or one of its variants:

Jackes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Jackes, aged 43, who landed in New York in 1812 [3]
  • George Jackes, aged 26, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1868 [3]
Jackes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jacob Cornelis Jackes, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1917

Canada Jackes migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jackes Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Edward Jackes, aged 42, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1905
  • Emily Jackes, aged 41, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1905
  • Edith Jackes, aged 34, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1913
  • Lyman B. Jackes, aged 25, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1914
  • Norway S. Jackes, aged 40, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Jackes (post 1700) +

  • Albert G. Jackes (1844-1888), early Canadian politician and medical doctor
  • Franklin Jackes (1804-1852), English-born, Canadian politician and revolutionary in Toronto, elected into Toronto’s first city council in 1834
  • Norway Baldwin Jackes (1881-1908), Canadian bronze medalist rower at the 1908 Summer Olympics

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  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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