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Jacobsma Name Meaning

West Frisian: patronymic formed with the suffix -ma ‘(one of the) men of’ from a genitivized form of the personal name Jacob . This surname is very rare in the Netherlands.

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


Similar surnames: Jacobs, Jacobson, Jacobsohn, Jacobitz, Jansma, Jacome, Jacob

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Where is the Jacobsma family from?

You can see how Jacobsma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jacobsma family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Jacobsma families living in Iowa. This was about 55% of all the recorded Jacobsma's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Jacobsma families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jacobsma surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jacobsma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Jacobsma. 55% of Jacobsma men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    55%
  • Farm Laborer
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 441 census records available for the last name Jacobsma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jacobsma 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 22 immigration records available for the last name Jacobsma. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 military records available for the last name Jacobsma. For the veterans among your Jacobsma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jacobsma lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Jacobsma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Jacobsma in 1966 was 69, and 66 in 2004.

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