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Jakab Surname Meaning

Hungarian: from the personal name Jakab Hungarian form of Jacob .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Jakob, Jakub, Janka, Jakes, Baka, Ladas, Baab, Sakal, Janas, Jacob

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Where is the Jakab family from?

You can see how Jakab families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jakab family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Jakab families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Jakab family living in Monmouthshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Jakab's in United Kingdom. Monmouthshire had the highest population of Jakab families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jakab surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jakab ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jakab. 75% of Jakab men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Jakab women worked as a Telephone Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    75%
  • Machinist
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Telephone Operator
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jakab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jakab 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jakab. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 545 military records available for the last name Jakab. For the veterans among your Jakab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jakab lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Jakab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Jakab in 1942 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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