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Strebe Family History

Strebe Name Meaning

German: nickname for a person with drive or ambition, from Middle High German strebe ‘one who strives’.

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


Similar surnames: Stoebe, Steeber, Streb, Strobel, Strenge, Stremel, Strine, Stieber

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Where is the Strebe family from?

You can see how Strebe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strebe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strebe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Strebe families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Strebe's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Strebe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Strebe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Strebe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Strebe. 26% of Strebe men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Strebe women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Strebe were Farminglumber Mill 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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Farminglumber Mill
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Strebe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strebe 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 212 immigration records available for the last name Strebe. 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 Strebe. For the veterans among your Strebe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Strebe lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Strebe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Strebe in 1952 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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