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Jacobson Family History

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

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263,263 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
36,011 Military Records
62,138 Immigration Records
245,092 Census and Voter Lists
234,177 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Jacobson Families

  • Number of Jacobson families
     659 - 1,315
     220 - 658
     1 - 219
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jacobson families
     97 - 192
     33 - 96
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Jacobson families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Jacobson census records

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Jacobson Family Origin

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Jacobson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Jacobson families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Jacobson

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Jacobson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Jacobson census records

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Jacobson Civil War Service Records

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