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Kubo Family History

Kubo Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘sunken ground’; variously written, mostly with characters used phonetically. Found mostly in western Japan, apparently taken from several habitational names. Many unrelated families descend from various branches of the Taira, Minamoto, and other great families. Czech and Slovak: from a variant of the personal name Kuba, a pet form of Jakub (see Jacob).

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

Similar surnames: Kuba, Kubota, Kube, Kudo, Okubo, Kuno, Uno, Kano, Kubes, Kido

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Where is the Kubo family from?

You can see how Kubo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kubo family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kubo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Kubo families living in New York. This was about 80% of all the recorded Kubo's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kubo families in 1880.
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What did your Kubo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kubo. 32% of Kubo men worked as a Laborer and 35% of Kubo women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kubo were Farm Labor 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
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Farm Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • House Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kubo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kubo 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kubo. 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 951 military records available for the last name Kubo. For the veterans among your Kubo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kubo lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kubo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kubo in 1957 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

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