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The name Jakes was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the personal name Jacques, which is a form of the Latin name Jacobus.

Jakes Early Origins



The surname Jakes 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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Jakes Spelling Variations


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Jakes Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Jacques, Jaques, Jack, Jacks, Jackes, Jakes, Jeeks, Jeke, Jeex, Jaquiss, Jaquez and many more.

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Jakes Early History


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Jakes Early History



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

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Jakes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jakes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Jakes In Ireland


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Jakes In Ireland



Some of the Jakes 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Jakes or a variant listed above were:

Jakes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dorothy Jakes, aged 29, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Jakes, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • John Jakes, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Samuel Jakes, who landed in Virginia in 1698

Jakes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Jakes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jakes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jakes (post 1700)



  • Robert III Jakes, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Yarmouth, 1938; SAINT Stephen, 1940; Bahia, 1943
  • Paul L. Jakes Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, 2003
  • Gerald Jakes, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Prague, 1929
  • T D Jakes (b. 1957), American pastor
  • John Jakes (b. 1932), American novelist
  • James Jakes (b. 1987), British racing driver who competed between 2002 and 2010

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Jakes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jakes 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 13:54.

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