Jacob Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Jacob Name Meaning: Derives from the given name 'Jacob'.From Latin 'Jacobus',itself from Hebrew 'Yakoov',deriving from Hebrew 'Akev',meaning 'heel'.

The bible states the name of the younger twin brother of 'Esau' who took advantage of the villagers impulsiveness to split with his birthright for a 'batch of soup'.Jacob was said to have been born holding on to 'Esau's' heel.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Jacob Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Jacob family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 123
Independent 88
Female Servant 63
Labourer 38
Male Servant 28
Farmer 28
Carpenter 20
Tailor 12
Pauper 11
Yeoman 11
Blacksmith 10
Ag Labourer 10
Shoe Maker 9
Mason 8
Hawker 7
Sawyer 7
Independant 7
Builder 7
Miller 6
School Mistress 6
Pupil 6
Daur Of Above 5
Lead Miner 5
Clerk 5
Bricklayer 5

Jacob Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Jacob 100% 20,626
2 Jacobi 83% 359
3 Jacobe 83% 170

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The surname Jacob is the most popular version of all its varients

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