Log in  | New? Register

21,661 JACOBSEN members around the world

Stay informed about JACOBSEN Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to JACOBSEN Family online & offline events

See our recent family gatherings

JACOBSEN Family History

This most interesting surname derives from the ancient Hebrew given name "Yaakov" meaning "following-after". In the bible Jacob was the name of the twin brother of Esau, who took advantage of the latter's hunger and impetuousness to persuade him to part with his birthright "for a mess of potage". The surnames James and Jack share the same origins and development. Perhaps surprisingly Jacob in all its over two hundred spellings from Jacob, Iacobo, Kubera, and Kabos, to Giacopino, Jankel, Yakobovitz, and Jessen, was not originally a Jewish surname.

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous JACOBSEN (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the JACOBSEN tribe

  • Find your JACOBSEN ancestor
  • Tell us about your JACOBSEN Family
  • Tell us about your JACOBSEN ancestors
  • Ask a question about the JACOBSEN history
  • Leave a message for JACOBSEN family members

You are not register

Join Log in

Invite more JACOBSEN family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the JACOBSEN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover where the JACOBSEN Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the JACOBSEN Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from