Jacobs Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Jacobs 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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Jacobs Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Jacobs family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 160
Independent 99
Female Servant 89
General Dealer 39
Labourer 38
Male Servant 35
Tailor 27
Ag Labourer 25
Farmer 21
Shoe Maker 21
Dealer 21
Carpenter 17
Dress Maker 14
Butcher 12
Cap Maker 12
Mason 10
Traveller 10
Mariner 10
Laundress 9
Glass Dealer 9
Jeweller 8
Apprentice 8
Grocer 8
Merchant 8
Tamber Worker 8

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