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Origins of the Jacobson surname

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About the Jacobsons

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Where do most Jacobsons live?

In 1921, most Jacobsons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Jacobsons

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 5,770 records for the Jacobson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1604.

Who were Jacobsons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Jacobson first names?

  • John
  • Jacob
  • Anna
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Jacobsons

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

Common Female occupations for Jacobsons in 1921




Living On Own Means


Private Means


Living On Her Own Means


Common Male occupations for Jacobsons in 1921
Farm Hands


Able Seaman


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers




General Farmers


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