The English, Irish, Dutch and German surname is of patronymic origin, meaning son of, or descendant of Jacob. The personal name Jacob is derived from the Hebrew personal name ya‘aqobh (Yaakov). The first recorded spelling of the family name is Agnes Jacobes which was dated 1244, in the "Cartularium Monasterii de Rameseia." Kenny Jacobs, aged 50 sailed from London aboard the "Prince-Albert" bound for New York on March 13th 1846.
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