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Szabo Family History

Szabo Name Meaning

Hungarian (Szabó): occupational name for a tailor szabó. Compare Sabo . Jewish (from Hungary; Szabó): adoption of the name in 1 above either as a Hungarian calque of the formerly used German-based surname or because the Hungarian surname (or word) has some sounds in common with the original surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sabo, Szanto, Szala, Sebo, Siano, Sabot, Szasz, Zambo, Sorbo, Szuba

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Where is the Szabo family from?

You can see how Szabo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Szabo family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Szabo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Szabo families living in Illinois. This was about 32% of all the recorded Szabo's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Szabo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Szabo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Szabo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Szabo. 25% of Szabo men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Szabo women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Szabo were New Worker 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

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Farmer
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Szabo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Szabo 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Szabo. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Szabo. For the veterans among your Szabo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Szabo lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Szabo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Szabo in 1947 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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