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Jakob Family History

Jakob Name Meaning

German Slovenian and Croatian; Hungarian (Jákob): from the personal name Jakob (Hungarian Jákob) an equivalent of Jacob .

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

Similar surnames: Jakab, Jacob, Janko, Jakub, Javor, Makos, Job, Jakel, Kakos, Jank

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Where is the Jakob family from?

You can see how Jakob families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jakob family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jakob families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Jakob families living in Surrey. This was about 63% of all the recorded Jakob's in United Kingdom. Surrey had the highest population of Jakob families in 1891.
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What did your Jakob ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jakob. 100% of Jakob men worked as a Private Means and 100% of Jakob women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Private Means

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jakob. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jakob 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Jakob. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Jakob. For the veterans among your Jakob ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jakob lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Jakob life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Jakob in 1958 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

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