Knobbe Family History

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Knobbe Name Meaning

North German: nickname for an uncouth, stupid, or stingy person, from Middle Low German knobbe ‘knot’, ‘lump’. Compare Knauf, South German Knopf.

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


Similar surnames: Knoche, Kibbe, Krabbe, Knode, Knobel, Noble, Knothe, Knabe, Nibbe

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Knobbe Family Origin

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Knobbe Family Occupations

What did your Knobbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knobbe family was Keeping Saloon. Farmer, Dealer In Farm Machinery and House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knobbe. The most common Knobbe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Knobbe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Dealer In Farm Machinery

    11%
  • House Keeper

    11%
  • Keeping Saloon

    11%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Knobbe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Knobbe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Knobbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knobbe 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

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Knobbe. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Knobbe. For the veterans among your Knobbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knobbe Life Expectancy

What is the average Knobbe lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Knobbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Knobbe in 1960 was 29, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knobbe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knobbe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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