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Koba Family History

Koba Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Jakub (see Jacob). nickname from Slavic koba ‘raven’. Japanese: ‘small place’, found mostly in the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Kuba, Kobe, Koga, Kouba, Oba, Kopa, Kobs, Kaba, Kobak, Kosa

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Where is the Koba family from?

You can see how Koba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koba family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Koba families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Koba families living in Illinois. This was about 31% of all the recorded Koba's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Koba families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koba surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koba. 38% of Koba men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Koba women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koba were Machinist and Packer.

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Waitress
    22%
  • Beauty Operator
    15%
  • Packer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Koba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koba census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 780 immigration records available for the last name Koba. 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 Cards

There are 532 military records available for the last name Koba. For the veterans among your Koba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koba lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Koba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Koba in 1963 was 84, and 80 in 2004.

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