Jacoby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jacoby family

The surname Jacoby 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 Jacoby family

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

Jacoby 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 Jacoby family (pre 1700)

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jacoby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jost Jacoby, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Ernst Jacoby, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johann Nickel Jacoby, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johann Peter Jacoby, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Conrad Jacoby, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Jacoby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Jacoby, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Charles Jacoby to Philadelphia in 1840
  • Henry Edward Jacoby to Philadelphia in 1842
  • Wolf Marcus Jacoby, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Otto Jacoby, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Jacoby (post 1700)

  • Harold Jacoby (1865-1932), American astronomer
  • Coleman Jacoby (1915-2010), American comedy writer for radio and television
  • Donald Jacoby, American ice dancer
  • Oren Jacoby, American director and producer of documentary films
  • Mark Jacoby (b. 1947), American Broadway performer
  • Scott Jacoby (b. 1956), American Emmy winning actor
  • Oswald Jacoby (1902-1984), American contract bridge player and author
  • Brook Wallace Jacoby (b. 1959), former American Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Henry Sylvester Jacoby (b. 1857), American educator
  • Joseph Erwin Jacoby (b. 1959), former American football offensive lineman
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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)
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