Jacobs (surname)

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This article is about the surname Jacobs. For other uses, see Jacobs.
Jacobs
Family name
Meaning "son of Jacob"
Related names Jacob, Jacobson

Jacobs is a patronymic medieval surname. Its origin is from the given name Jacob, derived from the Latin Jacobus, itself derived from the Hebrew language personal name Yaakov, from the Hebrew word akev ("heel"). It is a common in English speaking countries. There are many variant spellings. The first record of the surname is in 1244 in the "Cartularium Monasterii de Rameseia".[1] People with the surname Jacobs include:

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  • Nancy Jacobs (b. 1951), American (Maryland) politician
  • Nat Jacobs (b. 1939), English boxer
  • Noel Jacobs (1898–1977), English commander in the Shanghai Volunteer Corps

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  • Olu Jacobs (b. 1942), Nigerian actor
  • Onno Jacobs (b. 1964), Dutch businessman associated with FC Feyenoord
  • Orange Jacobs (1827-1914), American lawyer, newspaper publisher, and politician
  • Otto Jacobs (1889-1955), American baseball catcher

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  1. ^ "Surname Jacobs". surnamedb.com. Retrieved 2008-02-05.