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Jacobson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jacob. As an American surname this name has absorbed cognates from other languages, for example Danish, Norwegian, and Dutch Jacobsen and Swedish Jacobsson.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Jacobsen, Jacobsohn, Jacobs, Jackson, Jacob, Jacobsma, Jacobi, Robson

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Where is the Jacobson family from?

You can see how Jacobson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jacobson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jacobson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 192 Jacobson families living in Lancashire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Jacobson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Jacobson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jacobson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jacobson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jacobson. 18% of Jacobson men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Jacobson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jacobson were Hairdresser and Housewife. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    18%
  • Ladies Tailor
    9%
  • Incapacitated
    8%
  • Hairdresser
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 252,000 census records available for the last name Jacobson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jacobson 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 69,000 immigration records available for the last name Jacobson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Jacobson. For the veterans among your Jacobson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jacobson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jacobson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jacobson in 1940 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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