Jacquiss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Jacquiss is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the personal name Jacques, which is a form of the Latin name Jacobus. [1]

Early Origins of the Jacquiss family

The surname Jacquiss 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.

Further to the south in the parish of St. Just, Cornwall, the barton called Treveres or Treverys, a family called Jack formerly had a seat." [2]

Early History of the Jacquiss family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacquiss research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1639, 1628, 1613, 1818, 1653, 1639 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Jacquiss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jacquiss Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jacquiss family name include Jacques, Jaques, Jack, Jacks, Jackes, Jakes, Jeeks, Jeke, Jeex, Jaquiss, Jaquez and many more.

Early Notables of the Jacquiss family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Jacquiss family to Ireland

Some of the Jacquiss family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jacquiss family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Jacquiss family to immigrate North America: James Jacks who settled in Maryland in 1774; J. Michael Jacks settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740; R.C. Jacks settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850.



  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print


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