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The origins of the name Job are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal nameJob. The surname Job referred to the son of Job which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Job Early Origins



The surname Job was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Job Spelling Variations


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Job Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Job family name include Jobson, Job, Jobes, Jobe and others.

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Job Early History


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Job Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Job research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1202 is included under the topic Early Job History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Job Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Job Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Job Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Job surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Job Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Job, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Margaretha Job, who arrived in America in 1750
  • John Nicholas Job, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • John Job, aged 3, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Job Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Job, who landed in Maryland in 1843
  • David P Job, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

Job Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Job, Welsh convict from Glamorgan, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • Elizabeth Job arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847
  • Harriet Job arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • Harriett Job arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Rajah"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Job (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Job (post 1700)



  • Rae Lynn Job, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 2004
  • Joseph F. Job, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1988
  • Joseph A. Job, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1900
  • Gary Job, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 2000
  • Thomas Bulley Job (1806-1878), English-born merchant and politician in Newfoundland who represented Trinity Bay in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1846 to 1852
  • Macarthur Job (b. 1926), Australian aviation writer and air safety consultant
  • Thomas Hervè Job (1984-1984), Cameroonian footballer

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Job Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Job 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.

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