Kober Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a derivative of the personal name Jakob or Yakov (see Jacob). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kober ‘basket’, Middle High German kober, hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker or perhaps a nickname for someone who carried a basket on his back. German (Köber): habitational name for someone from a place called Köben. Germanized form of Czech Kovár (see Kovar) ‘blacksmith’ or a cognate in another western Slavic language. Czech: nickname for a fat man, from kobero ‘pot belly’.

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


Similar surnames: Hober, Ober, Kobe, Tober, Kolber, Kobel, Koper, Koker, Kocher, Koller

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Kober Family Origin

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Kober Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Cooper

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, the most common Kober occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Kober's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kober family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kober.

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Kober Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Kober life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kober in 1944 was 25, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kober

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