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 1,235
Agricultural Labourer 108
Tailor 108
General Labourer 77
Tailoress 70
Dress Maker 53
Domestic Servant 51
Living On Own Means 44
General Servant 42
Coal Miner 39
Laundress 36
General Servant Domestic 32
General Dealer 32
Labourer 29
Gardener 27
Clerk 24
Farm Labourer 23
General Domestic Servant 22
Cigar Maker 21
Errand Boy 20
Living On Her Own Means 19
Dressmaker 18
Butcher 17
Farmer 17
Grocer 17

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