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Origin Of The Surname Jacob

Meaning Of The Surname Jacob

Descendant of Jacob

Interesting Facts About Jacob

Jacob is a surname of Hebrew origin and would have been brought to Britain by crusaders from the holy Land in the 12th century. Returning crusaders traditionally gave Hebrew names to their children which led to these names being very common at the time. This surname would have come about a patronymic surname, given to pass down the forename of a man to his kin.

Jacob Statistics

Jacob is the number 1227 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 8,147 share the surname Jacob in the UK.

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