Jakobsohn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Jakobsohn family
The surname Jakobsohn 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 Jakobsohn family
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Jakobsohn 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 Jakobsohn family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Jakobsohn 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...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jakobsohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century