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Jakobsen Family History

Jakobsen Name Meaning

Danish Norwegian North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Jakob . Compare Jacobsen and Jacobson .

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

Similar surnames: Jacobe, Kohen, Boisen, Janowsky, Jacobson, Jorden, Skousen, Jessen

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Where is the Jakobsen family from?

You can see how Jakobsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jakobsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Jakobsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Jakobsen families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Jakobsen's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Jakobsen families in 1891.
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What did your Jakobsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jakobsen. 38% of Jakobsen men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Jakobsen women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jakobsen were Assistant Manager and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
  • Florist
  • Assistant Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Jakobsen. 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 454 military records available for the last name Jakobsen. For the veterans among your Jakobsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jakobsen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Jakobsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jakobsen in 1959 was 77, and 64 in 2004.

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