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Kobes Family History

Kobes Name Meaning

German (also Köbes): from a pet form of the personal name Jakob (see Jacob).

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


Similar surnames: Kobs, Kobe, Kobus, Kober, Kubes, Kube, Koubek, Sobus, Kosek, Kotas

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Where is the Kobes family from?

You can see how Kobes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kobes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kobes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Kobes families living in Missouri. This was about 47% of all the recorded Kobes's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Kobes families in 1880.
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What did your Kobes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kobes. 40% of Kobes men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kobes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kobes were Janitor and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Proprietor
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Janitor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kobes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kobes 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 391 immigration records available for the last name Kobes. 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 922 military records available for the last name Kobes. For the veterans among your Kobes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kobes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kobes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Kobes in 1955 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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