Jacobs Family History
Jacobs Name Meaning
Dutch Flemish German English and Jewish: patronymic from the personal name Jacob ‘Jacob's (son)’ with genitival (or as an English name post-medieval excrescent) -s. This surname is also found in France (Nord Alsace and Lorraine). As a Jewish surname it has absorbed various other Jewish patronymics from the same personal name as for example Jacobowitz . In North America the surname Jacobs has absorbed cognates from other languages for example Slovenian Jakopič (patronymic from an old variant of the personal name Jakob ). It is also established among the Tuscarora Native American tribes of NY and NC and Lumbee Native American tribe of NC.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press