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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Surname Distribution

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Jacobs Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Jacobs family

Profession Census Frequency
School 1,193
Farm Labourer 77
Tailor 75
Tailoress 66
None 63
Private Means 54
General Labourer 45
Dressmaker 45
General Servant (domestic) 44
Clerk 41
No Occupation 40
Labourer 36
Assisting In Business 34
At Home 32
House Keeper 32
House Painter 31
Cigar Maker 31
Assisting In The Business 30
Domestic Servant 29
Bricklayer 28
Dress Maker 27
Coal Miner Hewer 25
Scholar 24
Laundress 23
Butcher 23

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