Jacobs Family History

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Jacobs Name Meaning

Jewish and English: patronymic from the personal name Jacob. As a Jewish surname it has also assimilated various other patronymics from the same personal name, as for example Jacobowitz.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Jacob, Jacobson, Jacobi, Jaros, Jason, Jack, Jabs, Janos, Jacobo

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Jacobs Family Origin

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Jacobs Family Occupations

What did your Jacobs ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jacobs. 31% of Jacobs men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Jacobs women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jacobs were Laborer and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Journalier
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Operator
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Student
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jacobs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 692,000 census records available for the last name Jacobs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jacobs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 91,000 immigration records available for the last name Jacobs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 113,000 military records available for the last name Jacobs. For the veterans among your Jacobs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jacobs Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jacobs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jacobs in 1940 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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