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Bobe Name Meaning

Catalan (Bobé): respelling of Bover, occupational name for a herdsman, from Catalan bover ‘oxherd’, ‘cowherd’ (Late Latin bovarius). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name bobe, babe, from a Slavic word meaning ‘old woman’ or ‘grandmother’. This was bestowed on girls in the hope that they would live a long life and grow old.

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

Similar surnames: Babe, Bove, Kobe, Jobe, Bobek, Bobo, Bob, Bode, Boe, Bone

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Bobe Family Origin

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Bobe Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bobe family was Farmer. Keeping House, Agt. For Farm and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bobe. The most common Bobe occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 13% of Bobe's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Agt. For Farm

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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Bobe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bobe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bobe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bobe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 696 military records available for the last name Bobe. For the veterans among your Bobe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bobe Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bobe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bobe in 1963 was 64, and 68 in 2004.

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