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Lobe Name Meaning

German (Löbe): variant of Loewe. German: metonymic occupational name for a tanner, from Middle High German lo ‘tanning bark’. Slovenian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Lober, Jobe, Lowe, Kober, Kobe, Loye, Lore, Lobel, Loe, Loge

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Where is the Lobe family from?

You can see how Lobe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lobe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Lobe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 16 Lobe families living in Oregon. This was about 13% of all the recorded Lobe's in the USA. Oregon had the highest population of Lobe families in 1880.
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What did your Lobe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lobe. 24% of Lobe men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Lobe women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lobe were Carpenter and Housework.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Cook
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lobe. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Lobe. For the veterans among your Lobe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lobe lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lobe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lobe in 1952 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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