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Kaba Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ka?b ‘fame’, ‘glory’. This was the name of the ancestors of two different tribes in Mecca, Ka?b bin Rabiah and Ka?b bin Kilab. The ka?ba is an Islamic sacred shrine in Mecca, and the personal name may also have been chosen with reference to this. Muslim: possibly also from a personal name based on Arabic ka’ba ‘sorrow’. Japanese: ‘birch tree’. The name is not common in Japan. Czech (Kába): from the personal name Kába, a derivative of the Biblical name Gabriel. Hungarian: from kaba ‘falcon’, from Serbian and Croatian koba, kobac ‘sparrowhawk’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a falcon, or a metonymic occupational name for a falconer. Alternatively, it may be a nickname for a slow-witted person, from kába ‘slow’, ‘lethargic’. It could also be a habitational name from places so called in Szabolcs county in northern Hungary and in former K{u’’}lso Szolnok county, now in Romania.

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

Similar surnames: Baba, Raba, Kaya, Gaba, Kara, Kabat, Kava, Saba, Koba, Haba

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Where is the Kaba family from?

You can see how Kaba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaba family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kaba families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Kaba families living in Kansas. This was about 12% of all the recorded Kaba's in the USA. Kansas and 2 other states had the highest population of Kaba families in 1920.
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What did your Kaba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kaba. 33% of Kaba men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kaba women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaba were Physician and Machine 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Weaver
  • Physician

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Ironer
  • Machine Operator
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Passenger Lists

There are 681 immigration records available for the last name Kaba. 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 304 military records available for the last name Kaba. For the veterans among your Kaba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaba lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kaba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kaba in 1963 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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