Goebel Family History

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Goebel Name Meaning

German (Göbel): from the personal name Göbel, a pet form of the Old High German name Godebert, composed of the elements god ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Godel, Gaebel, Giebel, Koebel, Goede, Gobel, Gabel, Loebel, Lobel

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Goebel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Goebel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Goebel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Goebel Family Origin

Where is the Goebel family from?

Goebel Family Occupations

What did your Goebel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goebel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Tailor and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goebel. The most common Goebel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Goebel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter


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

Goebel Historical Records

What Goebel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Goebel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goebel 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Goebel. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Goebel. For the veterans among your Goebel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goebel Life Expectancy

What is the average Goebel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Goebel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Goebel in 1943 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goebel 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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