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 1,513
Agricultural Labourer 130
Tailoress 77
Tailor 74
General Servant 65
Domestic Servant 59
Dress Maker 59
General Labourer 59
Labourer 42
General Dealer 41
Laundress 39
Cigar Maker 32
Carpenter 29
General Servant Domestic 26
Farm Labourer 26
Annuitant 23
Charwoman 23
Gardener 22
House Keeper 21
Coal Miner 21
No Occupation 20
Clerk 19
General Domestic Servant 19
Bricklayer 18
Cook 16

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