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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


Similar surnames: Job, Bone, Bobe, Gobel, Dole, Tobe, Lobe, Toye, Jose, Koke

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You can see how Jobe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jobe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jobe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Jobe families living in Missouri. This was about 19% of all the recorded Jobe's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Jobe families in 1840.
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What did your Jobe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jobe. 25% of Jobe men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Jobe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jobe were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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What is the average Jobe lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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