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The name Jacob is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Jacob. The surname Jacob referred to the son of Jacob which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Jacob Early Origins



The surname Jacob was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Jacob Spelling Variations


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Jacob Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jacob include Jacobs, Jacob and others.

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Jacob Early History


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Jacob Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacob research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1597, 1666, 1640, 1641, 1620, 1692, 1692, 1692, 1692, 1623, 1692 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Jacob History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jacob Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jacob Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include General Sir George Jacob of Kent; Sir John Jacob, 1st Baronet (c.1597-1666), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1640 and 1641; George Jacobs, Sr. (c.1620-1692), accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials in 1692, and was...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jacob Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jacob In Ireland


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Jacob In Ireland



Some of the Jacob family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Jacob Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Jacob, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1633
  • Richard Jacob, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Andrew Jacob, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Martha Jacob, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Eleanor Jacob, who arrived in Maryland in 1656
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jacob Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Caleb Jacob, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1708
  • Christian Jacob came to America in 1709
  • Hans Jacob, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Kristiaan Jacob, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johan Jacob, who landed in New York in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jacob Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marcus Jacob, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Salmon Jacob, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Day Jacob, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Mathew Jacob, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1837
  • Adam Jacob, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jacob Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fritz Jacob, who landed in Arkansas in 1905

Jacob Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Jacob, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Jacob Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Taylor Jacob, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • John Jacob, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • James Jacob, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Joseph Jacob, aged 43, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • John Jacob, aged 15, a ploughboy, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jacob Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Martha Jacob, aged 16, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jacob (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jacob (post 1700)



  • John Jeremiah Jacob (1829-1893), American politician, 4th Governor of West Virginia (1871-1877)
  • John Jeremiah Jacob (1778-1852), American businessman, financier, real estate developer and philanthropist from Kentucky
  • John Edward Jacob (b. 1934), American civil rights leader
  • Kenneth Clive Jacob (b. 1912), American author
  • Charles William Jacob CBE (1921-2015), English stockbroker, a pioneer and promoter of ethical investment
  • Brigadier-General John Jacob CB (1812-1858), English officer of the British East India Company, founder of the cavalry regiment 36th Jacob's Horse and the town of Jacobabad
  • Edgar Jacob (1844-1920), English churchman, Bishop of Newcastle, Bishop of St Albans
  • Robert Raphael Hayim "Robin" Jacob (b. 1941), Lord Justice Jacob, an English judge in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • Gordon Percival Septimus Jacob CBE (1895-1984), English composer
  • Philippe Antoine Jacob de Cordemoy, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Jacob Historic Events


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Jacob Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Alfred Henry Jacob, British Bedroom Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Jacob


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Suggested Readings for the name Jacob



  • History of the Jacob Family in England, Ireland, and America by Caroline Nicholson Jacob.

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Jacob Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Jacob Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jacob 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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