Jakab History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jakab family

The surname Jakab 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 Jakab family

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

Jakab 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 Jakab family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Jakab 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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Migration of the Jakab family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jurgen Jacobs, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683 along with many other members of this family. Christian Jacob came to America in 1709; as did John Jacobi in the same year, while Johannes Jackobi came to Philadelphia in 1753. Wendell Jacobie came to Philadelphia in 1733.

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