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Jabs Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a Frisian pet name based on a Germanic personal name formed with theud ‘people’, ‘race’, or from Gabo, a short form of Gebhardt or some other Germanic name having geb ‘gift’ as its first element.

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


Similar surnames: Jans, Japp, Faas, Hass, Gaus, Ebbs, Abu, Jahr, Jank, Kobs

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Where is the Jabs family from?

You can see how Jabs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jabs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Jabs families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Jabs families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Jabs's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Jabs families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jabs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jabs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jabs. 32% of Jabs men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Jabs women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jabs were Carpenter and Operator.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Operator
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jabs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jabs 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 746 immigration records available for the last name Jabs. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jabs. For the veterans among your Jabs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jabs lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Jabs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Jabs in 1960 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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