name Jake comes from the baptismal name Jack.
This personal name
was originally derived from the French Jaques,
and was found in England
during the wake of the Norman Conquest
of 1066. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Jake family
The surname Jake was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Jake family
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Jake Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Jake were recorded, including Jackman, Jackmann and others.
Early Notables of the Jake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jake family to Ireland
Some of the Jake family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Jake family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Jake family emigrate to North America: James Jackman settled in New England
in 1630; John and Elizabeth Jackman settled in Barbados in 1673. In Newfoundland, the Jackmans of Devon
traded with Newfoundland as early as 1562.
Contemporary Notables of the name Jake (post 1700)
- Cleavon Jake Little (1939-1992), American Emmy Award winning, BAFTA Award nominated film and theatre actor, best known for his role in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles
- Christopher Jake Crum (b. 1991), American driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
- E. Jake Jacobson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Jake Eberts OC (1941-2012), Canadian Daytime Emmy Award nominated, Western Heritage Award winning film producer, executive and financier, known for his work on Open Range (2003), The Name of the Rose (1986) and Dances with Wolves (1990)
- Jake Witmer, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 2004
- Jake Bailey (1978-2015), American make-up artist and photographer
- Jake O’Kane, Irish stand-up comedian
- Jake Heaps (b. 1991), American NFL and CFL football quarterback
- Jake Lodwick (b. 1981), American software engineer, serial entrepreneur and investor, best known as co-founder of Vimeo
- Jake Udell (b. 1989), American music manager