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Juba Name Meaning

Americanized form of Polish Dziuba Dzióba or Dzioba . English (Leicestershire): variant of Jobber which has several origins. Firstly it is perhaps from a shortened form of the Middle English (Old French) personal name Jo(i)bert of Norman origin (compare Job and Jobin ). The name may also be from Middle English jobber of uncertain meaning; it might be a derivative of job ‘piece of work’ (hence ‘pieceworker’) though the word is not recorded before the mid 16th century. Other examples of the name might be derivatives of Middle English jobben ‘to peck or poke (something)’ (with a mattock perhaps) or of Middle English jubbe jobbe ‘large vessel for holding liquids’ hence ‘maker and seller of jubbs’. Finally perhaps a nickname from a shortened form of Middle English jobard ‘fool’. This surname is now rare in Britain. Albanian: habitational name from Jubë (definite form Juba) a village in the Durrës County in western Albania. African (mainly Nigeria and Malawi): unexplained. Japanese (Jūba): written 十場 ‘ten places’. It is not common in Japan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kuba, Cuba, Suba, Job, Mula, Duba, Jura, Subia, Jury, Raba

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You can see how Juba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Juba family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Juba families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Juba family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Juba's in USA. New York had the highest population of Juba families in 1840.
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What did your Juba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Juba. 34% of Juba men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Juba women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Juba were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Maid
  • Waitress
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Passenger Lists

There are 244 immigration records available for the last name Juba. 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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There are 720 military records available for the last name Juba. For the veterans among your Juba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Juba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Juba in 1961 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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