Origin : Ukrainian,
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Additional information Yakiv:
Ukrainian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Wiki information Yakiv:
Yakov Holovatsky was a noted historian, literary scholar, ethnographer, linguist, bibliographer, lexicographer, and poet.
Yakiv Barabash was a Zaporozhian Cossack Otaman who opposed Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky. In 1657 he and Poltava polkovnyk Martyn Pushkar led a pro-Muscovy revolt against Vyhovsky, who was generally pro-Polish in his policies. The revolt ended in June 1658...