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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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Where is the Goebel family from?

You can see how Goebel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goebel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Goebel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Goebel family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Goebel's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Goebel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goebel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goebel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Goebel. 18% of Goebel men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Goebel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goebel were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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