When Beata Jacobsson was born about 1678, in Lau, Gotland, Sweden, her father, Jacob Burlaemmer, was 30 and her mother, Anne Elizabeth, was 26. She married Anders Berthelsson on 6 November 1706. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 24 September 1742, in her hometown, at the age of 65, and was buried in Lau, Gotland, Sweden.
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.