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Jaques Family History

Jaques Name Meaning

English: from the Old French personal name Jaques, a vernacular form of Latin Jacobus (see Jacob). In English this surname is traditionally pronounced as two syllables, jay-kwez. Compare Jacques.

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


Similar surnames: Jacques, Jaquet, James, Jaquez, Jacque, Jacquet, Jakes, Janes, Jaqua

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Where is the Jaques family from?

You can see how Jaques families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jaques family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jaques families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 146 Jaques families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Jaques's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jaques families in 1911.
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What did your Jaques ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jaques. 50% of Jaques men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Jaques women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jaques were Student 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
    50%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Cult
    7%
  • Student
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Income
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Jaques. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jaques 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Jaques. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Jaques. For the veterans among your Jaques ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jaques lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Jaques life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jaques in 1946 was 22, and 83 in 2004.

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