Jacques Family History

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Jacques Name Meaning

French and English: from the Old French personal name Jacques, the usual French form of Latin Jacobus (see Jacob). The English surname is either a late introduction from France or a Frenchification of Jakes. In English this surname is traditionally pronounced as two syllables, jay-kwez.

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

Similar surnames: Jaques, Jacque, Jacquet, Jaquet, James, Marquis, Jaquez, Marques

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Jacques Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jacques name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jacques. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Jacques Family Origin

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Jacques Family Occupations

What did your Jacques ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Jacques family was Journalier. The most common Jacques occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 16% of Jacques's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jacques.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • School

  • Journalier


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jacques ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jacques Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 137,000 census records available for the last name Jacques. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jacques 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Jacques. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Jacques. For the veterans among your Jacques ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jacques Life Expectancy

What is the average Jacques lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jacques life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jacques in 1940 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jacques ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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