Jacob Job

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Job was born on 3 July 1694, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Andrew Job, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Vernon, was 23. He married Rachel Brokesby on 8 October 1720, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1760, in Leacock, Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Calvert, Cecil, Maryland, United States.

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Jacob Job
Rachel Brokesby
Marriage: 8 October 1720
Andrew Jobe
Thomas Job
Jeremiah Jobe
Sarah Jane Jobe
Sarah Mary Job
Mary Job
Samuel Job

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  • Jacob Job, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • This date is from the Chester Monthly Meeting, Delaware, PA Register Book 1681, pg 75
  • Jacob Job, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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Historical Boundaries: 1701: Cecil, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Cecil, Maryland, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1728: Chester, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1729: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Christophe, Damien, Laure, Michel.

German, French, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, and Slovenian; Hungarian (Jób): from the personal name (Hebrew Iyyob) borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him. The name has been variously interpreted as ‘Where is the (divine) father?’ and ‘Persecuted one’. The surname may also be a nickname for a wretched person or one tormented with boils (which was one of Job's afflictions). Compare Yob ; see also 5 below.

English: from the Middle English personal name Jop(e), Joppe, or Job(be) (perhaps also Jubbe). The name may have more than one source, but it was certainly a pet form of Geoffrey (see Jeffrey ). Joppe was originally a pet form of Joffrey, an Old French side-form of Geoffrey. The change of final /f/ to /p/ is the same as that in Jeff(e) to Jepp(e) (see Jepson ).

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

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