When Jacob Jocumsen Hoeg was born on 6 May 1770, in Handrup, Dråby, Mols, Randers, Denmark, his father, Jochum Pedersen Høgh, was 34 and his mother, Mette Sofie Jensdatter, was 36. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Ingeborg Brusah. He died on 15 March 1822, in Randers, Sankt Mortens, Støvring, Randers, Denmark, at the age of 51.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Ove.
Danish (Høeg): nickname or metonymic occupational namefor a falconer, from høg ‘hawk’ (see Hawk 1). Thissurname also occurs in Norway.