Gabe Family History

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Gabe Name Meaning

French: nickname from Old French gabe ‘joke’ (of Old Norse origin). German: from a short form of Germanic personal name formed with geba ‘gift’. Compare Gebhardt.

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

Similar surnames: Gale, Babe, Game, Gade, Gaber, Gable, Gage, Mabe, Garbe, Garb

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Gabe Family Origin

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Gabe Family Occupations

What did your Gabe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gabe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Gabe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gabe family was Keeps House. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gabe.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gabe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gabe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gabe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gabe 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 902 immigration records available for the last name Gabe. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Gabe. For the veterans among your Gabe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gabe Life Expectancy

What is the average Gabe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gabe in 1953 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gabe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gabe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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