Jacobsohn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jacobsohn family

The surname Jacobsohn 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 Jacobsohn family

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

Jacobsohn 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 Jacobsohn family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Jacobsohn 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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Jacobsohn migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jacobsohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolph Jacobsohn, who landed in New York in 1850 [1]
  • S Jacobsohn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Michaelis Jacobsohn, aged 33, who landed in New York, NY in 1860 [1]
  • A Jacobsohn, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]
  • J Jacobsohn, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jacobsohn (post 1700)

  • Peter Jacobsohn (b. 1916), prominent publisher and editor in the eastern United States

Historic Events for the Jacobsohn family

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Sidney Samuel Jacobsohn (d. 1912), aged 40, English Second Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]
  • Mrs. Amy Frances Christy Jacobsohn, (née Cohen), aged 24, English Second Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 12 [2]

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. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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