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Gobel Name Meaning

German (usually Göbel): see Goebel. French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of goblets and tankards, from Old French gobel ‘drinking vessel’, ‘cup’ (apparently from Celtic gob ‘mouth’). English: in some cases possibly a variant of Godbold. Compare Goble.

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


Similar surnames: Gabel, Lobel, Jobe, Borel, Zobel, Godel, Gibel, Gobeli, Goebel, Nobel

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Where is the Gobel family from?

You can see how Gobel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gobel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gobel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gobel families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Gobel's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Gobel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gobel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gobel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gobel. 18% of Gobel men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Gobel women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gobel were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gobel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gobel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gobel. 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 Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Gobel. For the veterans among your Gobel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gobel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gobel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gobel in 1948 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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