Jacobi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jacobi family

The surname Jacobi was first found in Silesia, where the name was an integral part of a feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region. In the Middle Ages, the name referred back to the Apostel Jacobus, whose grave in Spain was a popular goal for pilgrimage. These pilgrims from Germany became known as "Jacobsbrueder" (Jacobs-brothers).

Important Dates for the Jacobi family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacobi research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1817, 1685, 1734, 1743, 1819, 1740 and 1814 are included under the topic Early Jacobi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jacobi Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jacobsen, Jacobson, Jacobs, Jacobse, Jacob, Jacober, Jacobi, Jacobie, Jacoby, Jacobsohn, Jacobssohn, Jakobs, Jakober, Jakobsohn, Jacobsson, Jakobsson, Jakobssohn, Jakobsen, Jakobi, Jakobson, Jakobie and many more.

Early Notables of the Jacobi family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Jacobi were Gunther Jacob (1685-1734), who was a Bohemian composer. A Benedictine monk in Prague, he was known for his 30 masses, four oratorios, and 100 other sacred works. Friedrich Heinrich...
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Jacobi migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jacobi Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Jacobi, who landed in New York in 1705-1750 [1]
  • John Jacobi, who settled in America in 1709
  • Philip Jacobi, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Ulrich Jacobi, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Eva Rosina Jacobi, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735 [1]
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Jacobi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Jacobi, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • William Jacobi to Baltimore in 1832
  • Rosine Jacobi, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • William Jacobi, who landed in America in 1832 [1]
  • Jakob Jacobi, who arrived in America in 1840 [1]
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Jacobi migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jacobi Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • August Jacobi, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]
  • Christiana Jacobi, aged 53, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]
  • August Jacobi, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]
  • Sophie Jacobi, aged 53, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jacobi (post 1700)

  • Sidney Jacobi (b. 1906), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County 2nd District, 1934 [3]
  • Lotte Jacobi, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1980 [4]
  • Joseph Jacobi, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Port Huron, Michigan, 1880 [5]
  • Herbert J. Jacobi, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1956 [6]
  • Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919), American pediatrician, founder of pediatrics in the United States
  • Frederick Jacobi (1891-1952), prolific American composer and teacher
  • Carl Gustav Jacobi (1804-1851), German mathematician, noted for his work on elliptical functions, the theory of numbers and differential equations
  • Louis Harold "Lou" Jacobi (1913-2009), Critically acclaimed Canadian character actor inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 1999
  • 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

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Sidney Jacobi. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Lotte Jacobi. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Joseph Jacobi. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Herbert Jacobi. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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