The name ‘Jacobs’ originates from England, Jerusalem and Portugal. It is derived from the Latin name ‘Jocobus’ from the Hebrew given name ‘Yaakov’. The name is traditionaly interpreted as coming from the Hebrew word ‘akv’ meaning heel, and Jacob is said to have been born holding on to Esau´s heel. Throughout Eastern Europe, Jewish forms of the names were extremely common, ranging from ‘Yaakov’ through various derivatives, including ‘Yankev’ anf ‘Hankl’. Variant´s ‘Jacobb(e)’, ‘Je(a)cop’, ‘Jakov’, ‘Yakob’, ‘Ya(a)kov’, ‘Jacobi’, ‘Jacoby’. Patronymic´s: ‘Jacob(son)’, ‘Jakobs(en)’, ‘Jacobsen’, ‘Jakobsen’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Jacobs’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Thomas Jacoby’, from Cambridgeshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Nicholas Jacob’, believed to … Coat of arms: Argent, a greyhound courant sable…
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