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Kobs Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Kobes, Kops, Kobe, Kobus, Koba, Koss, Kos, Kober, Kors, Kubes

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Where is the Kobs family from?

You can see how Kobs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kobs family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kobs families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 56 Kobs families living in Wisconsin. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kobs's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kobs families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kobs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kobs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kobs. 24% of Kobs men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kobs women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kobs were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kobs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kobs 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 567 immigration records available for the last name Kobs. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kobs. For the veterans among your Kobs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kobs lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kobs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kobs in 1953 was 66, and 84 in 2004.

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