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Jacques Family History

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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Where is the Jacques family from?

You can see how Jacques families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jacques family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jacques families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 1,688 Jacques families living in Quebec. This was about 79% of all the recorded Jacques's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Jacques families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jacques surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jacques ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jacques. 24% of Jacques men worked as a Cultivateur and 7% of Jacques women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jacques were Labourer and Servante.

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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

  • Cultivateur
    24%
  • Journalier
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Servante
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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