Jakobs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jakobs family

The surname Jakobs 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).

Early History of the Jakobs family

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

Jakobs 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 Jakobs family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Jakobs 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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Jakobs migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jakobs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Jakobs, who landed in Ohio in 1836 [1]
  • Charlotte Jakobs, aged 25, who arrived in North America in 1845 [1]
  • Peter Joseph Jakobs, aged 19, who landed in North America in 1849 [1]
  • Margareta Magdalena Jakobs, who arrived in America in 1849 [1]
  • Maria Magdalena Jakobs, aged 21, who landed in North America in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Jakobs family

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  • Hermann Jakobs (1922-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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