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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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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kober. 21% of Kober men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Kober women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kober were Salesman and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Waitress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kober Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kober. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kober 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kober. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kober. For the veterans among your Kober ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kober Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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