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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Jacobe came from the baptismal name Jacob. The surname Jacobe 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.

Jacobe Early Origins



The surname Jacobe 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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Jacobe Spelling Variations


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Jacobe Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jacobe family name include Jacobs, Jacob and others.

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Jacobe Early History


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Jacobe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacobe 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 Jacobe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jacobe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jacobe 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 Jacobe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jacobe In Ireland


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Jacobe In Ireland



Some of the Jacobe 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Jacobe surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Jacobe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hance Jacobe, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Stafen Jacobe, aged 23, landed in Pennsylvania in 1736

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jacobe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jacobe (post 1700)



  • Augustin Jean-Baptiste Jacobé de Trigny, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jacobe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jacobe 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 13 March 2015 at 11:04.

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