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Kobal Family History

Kobal Name Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian (northwestern Croatia): unexplained.German: perhaps a variant of Kubal, from Sorbian kowal ‘blacksmith’.

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


Similar surnames: Kowal, Roybal, Kokal, Koval, Kosa, Kober, Kolar, Keal, Kozar, Rohal

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Where is the Kobal family from?

You can see how Kobal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kobal family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kobal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Kobal families living in Wisconsin. This was about 56% of all the recorded Kobal's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kobal families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kobal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kobal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kobal. 43% of Kobal men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Kobal women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kobal were Miner and Housekeeper.

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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
    43%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Miner
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    43%
  • Maid
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
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Census Records

There are 873 census records available for the last name Kobal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kobal 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 420 immigration records available for the last name Kobal. 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 338 military records available for the last name Kobal. For the veterans among your Kobal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kobal lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kobal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kobal in 1948 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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