Bob Name Meaning

variant of Bobe. from eastern Yiddish bob ‘broad bean’, ‘bean(s)’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower of beans or a nickname for a tall thin man.

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


Similar surnames: Bobe, Bok, Box, Bor, Bobo, Bobek, Bou, Hoy, Bow, Goy

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Bob Family Origin

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Bob Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Labor

    8%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bob. The most common Bob occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Bob's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bob family was Labor.

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Bob life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bob in 1957 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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