Jacobsen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jacobsen family

The surname Jacobsen was first found in Denmark where the name is a patronymic name derived from "the son of Jacob," which in turn is derived from biblical given name Yaakov ("supplanter" or "follower"). [1]

Early History of the Jacobsen family

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Jacobsen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jacobsen, Jakobsen. and others.

Early Notables of the Jacobsen family (pre 1700)

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United States Jacobsen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jacobsen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jan Jacobsen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1634 [2]
  • Rutger Jacobsen, who landed in New York in 1636 [2]
  • Pieter Jacobsen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1639 [2]
  • Nys Jacobsen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1640 [2]
  • Teunis Jacobsen, who arrived in New York in 1640 [2]
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Jacobsen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Jacobsen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1754 [2]
Jacobsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henriette Jacobsen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Mr. Jacobsen, who landed in America in 1851 [2]
  • Peter Nikolai Jacobsen, who landed in Iowa in 1857 [2]
  • Carl Jacobsen, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1860 [2]
  • Martin Adolf Jacobsen, who landed in California in 1877 [2]
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New Zealand Jacobsen migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Jacobsen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Hans Jacobsen, aged 51, a carpenter, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Annah Jacobsen, aged 51, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Johann C. Jacobsen, aged 24, a shoemaker, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Andreas Jacobsen, aged 21, a carpenter, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Heinrich Jacobsen, aged 16, a carpenter, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
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Contemporary Notables of the name Jacobsen (post 1700) +

  • Florence Smith Jacobsen (1913-2017), American religious leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6th Young Women General President (1961-1972)
  • Jessamyn Sarmiento Jacobsen, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996 [3]
  • Howard Jacobsen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1940 [3]
  • Hildreth Jacobsen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1952 [3]
  • Elizabeth Jacobsen, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [3]
  • Elizabeth Jacobsen, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1927 [3]
  • Bradford C. Jacobsen, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 46th District [3]
  • Bradford Jacobsen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996 [3]
  • Bernhard Martin Jacobsen (1862-1936), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1931-36 [3]
  • Arthur Jacobsen, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1932 [3]
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Bismarck
  • Herbert Jacobsen (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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