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Jobe Family History

Jobe Name Meaning
variant spelling of Job.nickname from Old French job, joppe ‘sorry wretch’, ‘fool’ (perhaps a transferred application of the name of the Biblical character).from Middle English jubbe, jobbe ‘vessel containing four gallons’, hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a cooper. It could also have been a nickname for a heavy drinker or for a tubby person.metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller (or nickname for a wearer) of the long woolen garment known in Middle English and Old French as a jube or jupe. This word ultimately derives from Arabic.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Jobe Families

  • Number of Jobe families
     60 - 117
     21 - 59
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jobe families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jobe Family Origin

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Jobe Immigration Information

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Jobe Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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