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
Scholar 498
Agricultural Labourer 170
House Servant 80
Labourer 58
At Home 52
General Dealer 50
Farm Labourer 47
Dress Maker 37
Servant 35
Pauper 23
Laundress 21
General Servant 19
Cap Maker 18
Tailoress 17
Tailor 17
Cook 16
Annuitant 14
Butcher 14
Cigar Maker 14
Carpenter 13
Scholar At Home 12
Nurse 12
Gardener 12
House Keeper 11
Milliner 11

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