The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Jacquesse.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
in France were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths
, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Jacquesse is derived from the given name Jacob, which means heel.
Early Origins of the Jacquesse family
The surname Jacquesse was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where they held a family seat
at D'Acq, a village in the Pas de Calais in the arrondissement of d'Arras.
Early History of the Jacquesse family
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Jacquesse Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Jacques, Jacquess, Jacquesse, Jacque and others.
Early Notables of the Jacquesse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jacquesse family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Jacques settled in Quebec in 1688 from Picardy; Henri Jacques settled in Quebec in 1738 from Brittany; William Jacque settled in Maryland in 1774.