Jakobsen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jakobsen family

The surname Jakobsen 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 Jakobsen family

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

Jakobsen 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 Jakobsen family (pre 1700)

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jakobsen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gertrud Jakobsen, who landed in America in 1647 [1]
  • Kaspar Jakobsen, who landed in America in 1650 [1]
  • Christiaen Toemszen Jakobsen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1658 [1]
  • Engeltje Jakobsen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1658 [1]
  • Peter Jakobsen, who arrived in America in 1659 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Jakobsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Jakobsen, aged 40, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 [1]
Jakobsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Rasmus Larsen Jakobsen, who landed in Alabama in 1928 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jakobsen (post 1700)

    Historic Events for the Jakobsen family

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    • Kurt Jakobsen (1923-1941), 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]
    • Herbert Jakobsen (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]
    • Albert Jakobsen (1917-1941), German Maschinist who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

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    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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