Jobs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Jobs are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal nameJob. The surname Jobs 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.

Early Origins of the Jobs family

The surname Jobs 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.

Important Dates for the Jobs family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jobs research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1202 is included under the topic Early Jobs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jobs 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 Jobs family name include Jobson, Job, Jobes, Jobe and others.

Early Notables of the Jobs family (pre 1700)

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Jobs migration to Canada

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 Jobs surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Jobs Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Jobs U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jobs (post 1700)

  • Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (1955-2011), American entrepreneur, co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc
  • Nicholas C. Jobs, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1835-36 [2]


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from
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