The name Jakys was brought to England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the personal name
Jacques, which is a form of the Latin name Jacobus.
Early Origins of the Jakys family
The surname Jakys 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.
Early History of the Jakys family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jakys 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 Jakys History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jakys Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Jacques, Jaques, Jack, Jacks, Jackes, Jakes, Jeeks, Jeke, Jeex, Jaquiss, Jaquez and many more.
Early Notables of the Jakys family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jakys family to Ireland
Some of the Jakys 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.
Migration of the Jakys family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Jakys or a variant listed above: James Jacks who settled in Maryland in 1774; J. Michael Jacks settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740; R.C. Jacks settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850.