Joe Name Meaning

Chinese and Korean: variant of Cho. English: from a short form of Joseph.

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

Similar surnames: Jue, Roe, Jo, Jose, Yoe, Jou, Joo, Jee, Joh, Jobe

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Joe Family Origin

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Joe Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Joe. The most common Joe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Joe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Joe family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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Joe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Joe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Joe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Joe Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Joe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Joe in 1944 was 33, and 66 in 2004.

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