Jobe Name Meaning

variant spelling of Job. nickname from Old French job, joppe ‘sorry wretch’, ‘fool’ (perhaps a transferred application of the name of the Biblical character). from Middle English jubbe, jobbe ‘vessel containing four gallons’, hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a cooper. It could also have been a nickname for a heavy drinker or for a tubby person. metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller (or nickname for a wearer) of the long woolen garment known in Middle English and Old French as a jube or jupe. This word ultimately derives from Arabic.

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

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Jobe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jobe. A less common occupation for the Jobe family was Farm Laborer. The most common Jobe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Jobe's were Farmers.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Jobe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Jobe in 1945 was 39, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jobe

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