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Origin and Meaning of Jacobus

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     African Dutch (Afrikaans)

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ja*co"bus
An English gold coin, of the value of twenty-five shillings sterling, struck in the reign of James I.

Etymology: See Jacobite

  1. A former English gold coin from the Jacobite period.

Jacobus was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and Latin

Notable Persons Named Jacobus

Jacobus Francois Pienaar is a rugby player.


Jacobus Herculaas de la Rey is a military person.


Jamie was given the name Jacobus Johannes Uys on May 30th, 1921 in Boksburg. He left this life on January 29th, 1996.


Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef was an artist. Jacobus was born on August 13th, 1886 in Pretoria. He passed away on November 14th, 1957.


Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn was a scientist in the field of astronomy. Jacobus was born on January 19th, 1851 in Barneveld. He passed away on June 18th, 1922.


Jacobus Johannes Fouché was a State President of South Africa, Minister of Defence, and Military Veterans. Jacobus was born on June 6th, 1898 in Wepener, Orange Free State. He died on September 23rd, 1980.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jacobus

Stephanus Jacobus was a theology, journalist, politician, and theologian. Stephanus was born on October 10th, 1847 in Plaas Kleinbos, Daljosafat, Paarl. He breathed his last breath on May 29th, 1911.


FASG Donald Lines Jacobus was a genealogy writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1912 to 1970. FASG was given the name Donald Lines Jacobus on October 3rd, 1887 in of, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. FASG is also known as Donald Lines Jacobus. He died on October 7th, 1970.


Charles was born on May 1st, 1840. He passed away on November 24th, 1922.


Marc was born in 1951.


She left this life in 2009.


Preston N. Jacobus was a Mayor of Tucson and Arizona. Preston was born on February 25th, 1864. He breathed his last breath on November 28th, 1911.


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Popularity of Jacobus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jacobus U.S.
  White 92.45% 64.26%
  African American 1.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jacobus

People with the last name Jacobus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jacobus

  • How Popular is the name Jacobus? Jacobus is the 34,513th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jacobus was the 12,900th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jacobus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 116 babies born with the first name Jacobus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jacobus to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jacobus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jacobus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jacobus is Thursday, March 16th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Jacobus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jacobus was in 1997 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Jacobus: Your name in reverse order is Subocaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uajscob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jacobus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,383 people with the last name Jacobus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jacobus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jacobus as their last name since less than 1 person in 123k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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