The Spanish surname Jaco 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 Jaco signifies "descendant or son of one named Jacob."
Early Origins of the Jaco family
The surname Jaco 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 Jaco family
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Jaco Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Jacobo, Jacome, Jacob, Jacobs, Jaco, Jaca and others.
Early Notables of the Jaco family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jaco 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 Jaco (post 1700)
- Dr. William "Bus" H. Jaco (b. 1940), American mathematician
- Charles Jaco (b. 1950), American journalist and author, best known for his coverage of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the ensuing Gulf War