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Origins of the Jacobs surname

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About the Jacobses

We have a total number of 101055 records for people with the last name Jacobs.

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Where do most Jacobses live?

In 1921, most Jacobses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Jacobses

How common is your surname?

582nd most common surname in the UK

We have 76,400 records for the Jacobs surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Jacobses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

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What are the most common Jacobs first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Jacobs family members

Common jobs for Jacobses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Jacobses in 1921
Tailoress

357

Dressmaker

338

Laundress

205

Domestic Servant

173

General Servant Domestic

143

Common Male occupations for Jacobses in 1921
Tailor

525

Agricultural Labourer

333

Farm Hands

225

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

210

General Labourer

207

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