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Gubbels Name Meaning

German: probably a variant spelling of Rhenish Göbbels, a pet form of the Germanic personal name Godebert, from god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’ + berht ‘shining’, or a patronymic from the Frisian personal name Gubbe.

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


Similar surnames: Wibbels, Goebel, Aubel, Gibbens, Gubbins, Jungels, Gebben, Gunnell

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Where is the Gubbels family from?

You can see how Gubbels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gubbels family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Gubbels families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Gubbels families living in Iowa. This was 100% of all the recorded Gubbels's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Gubbels families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gubbels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gubbels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gubbels. 56% of Gubbels men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gubbels women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gubbels were Farm Laborer and Housekeeping.

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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
    56%
  • Farming
    24%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Housekeeping
    50%
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Census Records

There are 658 census records available for the last name Gubbels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gubbels 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 222 immigration records available for the last name Gubbels. 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 109 military records available for the last name Gubbels. For the veterans among your Gubbels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gubbels lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Gubbels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gubbels in 1955 was 47, and 74 in 2003.

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