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Lobel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps a pseudo-Germanized form of the Yiddish personal name Leybl, a pet form of Leyb (see Leib). German (Löbel): see Loebel. French: nickname for a deceitful individual or for a flatterer, from a diminutive of Old French lobe ‘flattery’ (of Germanic origin; compare Old High German lob ‘praise’).

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


Similar surnames: Nobel, Zobel, Sobel, Gobel, Robel, Liber, Leben, Kobel, Aubel, Loebel

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Where is the Lobel family from?

You can see how Lobel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lobel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Lobel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Lobel families living in California. This was about 28% of all the recorded Lobel's in USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Lobel families in 1880.
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What did your Lobel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lobel. 23% of Lobel men worked as a Salesman and 21% of Lobel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lobel were Proprietor and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Butcher
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    21%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Lobel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lobel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Lobel in 1962 was 74, and 79 in 2004.

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