Jacob Jacobson

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Jacobson was born on 12 October 1717, in Sigsarve, Näs, Gotland, Sweden, his father, Jacob Persson, was 33 and his mother, Pernille Larsdatter, was 33. He married Beata Jacobsdotter on 1 November 1738, in Gotland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 22 October 1773, in Sigsarve, Gotland, Sweden, at the age of 56, and was buried in Näs, Gotland, Sweden.

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Jacob Jacobson
Beata Jacobsdotter
Marriage: 1 November 1738
Jacob Jacobsson
Lars Jacobson
Jacob Jacobsson
Hans Jacobson
Jacob Jacobson

Sources (12)

  • Jacob Jacobson, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"
  • Jacob Sixarfve in entry for Jacob, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Jacob Jacobsson in entry for Jacob, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

World Events (2)


Northern War occurred.


In Treaty of Abo, Sweden ceded southeast Finland to Russia.

Name Meaning

English, Swedish, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Jacob denoting ‘Jacob's son’. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, including Scandinavian (see 2 below) and, in some cases, Croatian Jakobović (which is from the personal name Jakob ).

Americanized form of Swedish Jacobsson or Jakobsson and Danish, Norwegian, North German, or Dutch Jacobsen or Jakobsen , all cognates of 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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