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Jacoby Family History

Jacoby Name Meaning

German French Walloon Luxembourgish and Jewish: Latinized (humanistic) patronymic from the personal name Jacob or Jakob from Jacobi the genitive of its Latin form Jacobus. Compare Jacobi .

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


Similar surnames: Jacobi, Jacobe, Jacob, Jacobs, Jacox, Raby, Carby, Causby, Tacy, Coby

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Where is the Jacoby family from?

You can see how Jacoby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jacoby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jacoby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 75 Jacoby families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Jacoby's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Jacoby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jacoby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jacoby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jacoby. 11% of Jacoby men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Jacoby women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jacoby were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Jacoby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jacoby 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Jacoby. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Jacoby. For the veterans among your Jacoby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jacoby lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jacoby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jacoby in 1940 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

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