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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Top Professions for the Jacobs family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 680
Agricultural Labourer 178
Labourer 74
General Dealer 47
Servant 42
Dress Maker 40
House Servant 39
Tailoress 31
Tailor 29
Laundress 26
General Servant 22
Cap Maker 20
Cigar Maker 19
Shoe Maker 18
House Keeper 16
House Maid 16
Farm Labourer 14
Cook 13
Milliner 12
Blacksmith 12
Domestic Servant 11
Nurse 11
Charwoman 11
Carter 10
Assistant 10

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