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
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
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.
Early History of the Jobs family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jobs research.Another 147 words (10 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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Migration of the Jobs family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jobs Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Samuel Jobs U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
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
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html