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Jacobson Family History

Jacobson Name Meaning

English Swedish Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Jacob denoting ‘Jacob's son’. In North America this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages including Scandinavian (see 2 below) and in some cases Croatian Jakobović (which is from the personal name Jakob ). Americanized form of Swedish Jacobsson or Jakobsson and Danish Norwegian North German or Dutch Jacobsen or Jakobsen all cognates of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Jacobsen, Jacobsohn, Jacobs, Jackson, Jacob, Jacobsma, Jacobi, Robson

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Where is the Jacobson family from?

You can see how Jacobson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jacobson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jacobson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 156 Jacobson families living in Alberta. This was about 20% of all the recorded Jacobson's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Jacobson families in 1911.
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What did your Jacobson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Jacobson. 51% of Jacobson men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Jacobson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jacobson were Merchant and Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    51%
  • Labourer
    6%
  • Fisherman
    4%
  • Merchant
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Domestic
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 69,000 immigration records available for the last name Jacobson. 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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There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Jacobson. For the veterans among your Jacobson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jacobson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jacobson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jacobson in 1940 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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