Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and English: from a Middle English personal name,
Jakke, from Old French Jacques, the usual French form of
Latin Jacobus, which is the source of both Jacob and
James. As a family name in Britain, this is almost exclusively
- English and Welsh: from the same personal name as 1,
taken as a pet form of John.
- German (also Jäck): from a short form of the personal name Jacob.
form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.
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