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Thobe Family History

Thobe Name Meaning

from a reduced pet form of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew). from a pet form of any of the Germanic personal names formed of Diet ‘people’ + bald ‘bold’, bert ‘shining’, or brand ‘sword’.

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


Similar surnames: Thode, Tobe, Thole, Thore, Hone, Tome, Thome, Kobe, Thede, Thon

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Where is the Thobe family from?

You can see how Thobe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thobe family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Thobe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Thobe families living in Missouri. This was about 52% of all the recorded Thobe's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Thobe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thobe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thobe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thobe. 36% of Thobe men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Farm
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 935 census records available for the last name Thobe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thobe 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 140 immigration records available for the last name Thobe. 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 538 military records available for the last name Thobe. For the veterans among your Thobe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thobe lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Thobe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Thobe in 1960 was 53, and 92 in 2004.

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