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The Jacobi surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Jacobus.

Jacobi Early Origins



The surname Jacobi was first found in East Anglia, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Jacobi Spelling Variations


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Jacobi Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Jacobi are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Jacobi include: Jacobi, Jacoby, Jacobie and others.

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Jacobi Early History


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Jacobi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacobi research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1297, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Jacobi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jacobi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jacobi Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Jacobi Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jacobi or a variant listed above:

Jacobi Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Jacobi, who landed in New York in 1705-1750
  • John Jacobi came to America in 1709
  • Philip Jacobi, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Ulrich Jacobi, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Eva Rosina Jacobi, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jacobi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Jacobi, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • William Jacobi to Baltimore in 1832
  • Rosine Jacobi, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • William Jacobi, who landed in America in 1832
  • Jakob Jacobi, who arrived in America in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jacobi Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • August Jacobi, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • Christiana Jacobi, aged 53, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • August Jacobi, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • Sophie Jacobi, aged 53, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jacobi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jacobi (post 1700)



  • Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919), American pediatrician, founder of pediatrics in the United States
  • Frederick Jacobi (1891-1952), prolific American composer and teacher
  • Derek George Jacobi (b. 1938), British actor, whose films include I, Claudius and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, one of two actors to hold both Danish and English Knighthoods
  • Louis Harold "Lou" Jacobi (1913-2009), Critically acclaimed Canadian character actor inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 1999
  • Carl Gustav Jacobi (1804-1851), German mathematician, noted for his work on elliptical functions, the theory of numbers and differential equations

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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