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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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Jacobs Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Jacobs family

Profession Census Frequency
Tailor 118
Living On Own Means 96
Tailoress 83
Dress Maker 74
General Labourer 72
Scholar 59
General Servant Domestic 52
Cook Domestic 33
Domestic Servant 33
School 30
Cabinet Maker 29
Housemaid Domestic 28
Laundress Wash 28
Agricultural Labourer 28
Cigar Maker 24
Gardener Domestic 22
House Maid Domestic 20
General Dealer 19
Laundress 19
Ordinary Agricultural Labourer 19
At School 18
Dressmaker 18
Carpenter 17
Painter 17
Servant Domestic 17

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