Jacob is a male given name deriving from the Bible. You may be looking for one of the following:
- The Jacobins (pictured) were a force in the French Revolution of the 1790s who did 'the chop' more furiously than Jane Fonda in the Owner's Box in Atlanta. Where the Yanks had featured federalism, the Jacobins relied on decapitation.
- The Jacobites were an 18th century movement of Scottish shortbread romantic restorationists of the Stuart Dynasty. However, they did not use guillotines at all.
- The Jacobs brake is a device to slow the speed of large semi-trailers. The "Jake" preserves the lorry's brake shoes, at the expense of the tranquility of anyone living within about a mile. It is also called "dynamic" braking as the effect is roughly as loud as dynamite, only ten times a second. The Jacobins were loud, but not that loud. And didn't come that often.
- Jacob's Crackers is a British brand of dry water biscuits. Not only does it have nothing to do with France, it is difficult to export them to France, since Brexit, because didactic European Customs agents scrutinise all products having to do with dry water.
- John Jacob
- John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt