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The ancestors of the Jaques family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the personal name Jacques, which is a form of the Latin name Jacobus.

Jaques Early Origins



The surname Jaques 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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Jaques Spelling Variations


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Jaques Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Jacques, Jaques, Jack, Jacks, Jackes, Jakes, Jeeks, Jeke, Jeex, Jaquiss, Jaquez and many more.

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Jaques Early History


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Jaques Early History



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

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Jaques Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jaques Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Jaques In Ireland


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Jaques In Ireland



Some of the Jaques 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Jaques or a variant listed above:

Jaques Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Jaques, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1640

Jaques Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Jaques, who landed in America in 1754
  • George Jaques, who arrived in America in 1760-1763

Jaques Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego Jaques, who arrived in New Spain in 1837
  • Dinah Jaques, who landed in New York in 1838
  • John Jaques, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • William Jaques, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1874

Jaques Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Margereta Jaques, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Jaques Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Jaques, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide"
  • Joseph Jaques, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Ramillies"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jaques (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jaques (post 1700)



  • Francis Lee Jaques (1887-1969), American wildlife painter
  • John Jaques (1827-1900), Latter Day Saint hymnwriter and missionary, Assistant Church Historian for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Bill Jaques (1888-1925), English professional footballer
  • Peter Heath Jaques (b. 1919), former English cricketer
  • Captain Arthur Jaques (1888-1915), English cricketer
  • Thomas Jaques, English founder of Jaques of London in 1795, a family company that manufactures sports and game equipment who developed and sold Snakes and Ladders, Tiddledey Winks, the Staunton Chess set and more
  • Deacon John Jaques (1728-1800), English clergyman of the Church of England
  • Ronny Jaques (1910-2008), British photographer from London, best known for his photographs of celebrities such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, and Nat King Cole
  • William Jaques (b. 1861), Canadian physician and politician who represented Haldimand in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1914 to 1919
  • Norman Jaques (1880-1949), Canadian farmer and politician, Member of the Canadian House of Commons for Wetaskiwin (1935-1949)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Jaques Historic Events


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Jaques Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Henry Jaques, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Jaques Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jaques Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jaques 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 8 May 2015 at 12:27.

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