Jacobson (surname)

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Family name
Meaning "son of Jacob"
Related names Jacobsen, Jakobson

Jacobson is an English language patronymic surname meaning "son of Jacob". The prefix is an Ashkenazic variation of the Latin Jacobus, itself derived from the Hebrew language given name Yaakov ("supplanter" or "follower"). The suffix, -son denotes "son/descendent of". There are several variants. The earliest record of the surname is found in Cambridgeshire in 1273.[1]

People with the surname Jacobson include:

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