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 951
Agricultural Labourer 139
Labourer 105
Tailoress 52
Domestic Servant 51
Laundress 49
Tailor 45
General Servant 42
General Dealer 36
Servant 34
Dress Maker 29
Cigar Maker 29
Carpenter 22
House Keeper 22
Farm Labourer 21
Annuitant 21
Gardener 20
Ag Labourer 17
No Occupation 17
Dressmaker 17
Assistant 16
Clerk 15
Charwoman 15
Cook 15
Plasterer 15

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