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Jacques is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Jacques comes from the personal name Jacques, which is a form of the Latin name Jacobus.

Jacques Early Origins



The surname Jacques was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Nether Silton in the North Riding of Yorkshire. At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, Nether Silton was recorded as a village with a Hall and the tenant-in-chief was the Count of Mortain. The Domesday Book was a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy taken after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Jacques Spelling Variations


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Jacques Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Jacques, Jaques, Jack, Jacks, Jackes, Jakes, Jeeks, Jeke, Jeex, Jaquiss, Jaquez and many more.

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Jacques Early History


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Jacques Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacques research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1639, 1st , 1628, 1613, 1818, 1653, 1639 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Jacques History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jacques Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jacques Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jacques Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jacques In Ireland


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Jacques In Ireland



Some of the Jacques family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jacques or a variant listed above:

Jacques Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Jacques settled in New England in 1635
  • Edmond Jacques, who arrived in Maryland in 1640
  • Henry Jacques, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1669
  • Thomas Jacques settled in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Jean Jacques, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1696

Jacques Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jacques settled in New Orleans La. in 1720 with his son
  • Frances Jacques settled in Virginia in 1725
  • Abraham Jacques, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736

Jacques Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Jacques, who arrived in New York in 1809
  • John J Jacques, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816

Jacques Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Jacques settled in Quebec in 1688 from Picardy
  • Louis Jacques, who landed in Quebec in 1688

Jacques Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Henri Jacques settled in Quebec in 1738 from Brittany
  • Joseph Jacques with his wife Eleanor settled in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, in 1774
  • Elizth Jacques, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Hannah Jacques, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • John Jacques, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jacques Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Jacques arrived in Kangaroo Bay aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm
  • William Jacques arrived in Kangaroo Bay aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm
  • Charlotte Jacques, aged 40, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Mary Jacques, aged 26, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"
  • Hannah Jacques, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jacques (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jacques (post 1700)



  • Shirley J. Jacques, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1996; Chair of Saline County Democratic Party, 2011
  • Norman J. Jacques, American politician, Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1992
  • Joseph Jacques (1825-1883), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1858, 1878
  • Geoffrey Jacques, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1980
  • Fred W. Jacques, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterford; elected 1926
  • Francois Jacques, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 12th Ward, 1938
  • Emile Jacques, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1964
  • Cheryl Ann Jacques, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate, 1993-
  • Arthur Francis Jacques (b. 1874), American Democrat politician, Coal business; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916; Mayor of Marquette, Michigan, 1934-38
  • Thomas Reginald Jacques (1894-1969), English choral and orchestral conductor
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Jacques Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jacques Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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