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The nationality of Jacobs can be very difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Jacobs may be in dispute depending on whether the family name came about organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of last names that come from a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

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The meaning of Jacobs come may come from a profession, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based surnames can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is good to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many western names like Jacobs come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. Commonly these names relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Jacobs were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Jacobs. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Jacobs last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Last names like Jacobs change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries over time.

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