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Jakob Family History

Jakob Name Meaning

German Slovenian and Croatian; Hungarian (Jákob): from the personal name Jakob (Hungarian Jákob) an equivalent of Jacob .

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


Similar surnames: Jakab, Jacob, Janko, Jakub, Javor, Makos, Job, Jakel, Kakos, Jank

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Where is the Jakob family from?

You can see how Jakob families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jakob family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jakob families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Jakob families living in Missouri. This was about 23% of all the recorded Jakob's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Jakob families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jakob surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jakob ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jakob. 31% of Jakob men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Jakob women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jakob were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Painter
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    38%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Secretary
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jakob. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jakob 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Jakob. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Jakob. For the veterans among your Jakob ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jakob lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Jakob life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Jakob in 1958 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

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