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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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Where is the Bobe family from?

You can see how Bobe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bobe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bobe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bobe family living in Florida Territory. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bobe's in the USA. Florida Territory and 1 other state had the highest population of Bobe families in 1840.
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What did your Bobe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bobe. 29% of Bobe men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Bobe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bobe were Clerk and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Electrical Engineer
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    45%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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What is the average Bobe lifespan?

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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