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Tober Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Toba in Thuringia or Tober in Styria. German: from a derivative of Tobe a short form of the personal name Tobias . German: nickname derived from Middle High German toben ‘to be out of one's mind to rage’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Tauber .

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

Similar surnames: Kober, Tobe, Hober, Ober, Tomer, Stober, Lober, Tower, Toben, Taber

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Where is the Tober family from?

You can see how Tober families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tober family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tober families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Tober families living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tober's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Tober families in 1840.
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What did your Tober ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tober. 20% of Tober men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Tober women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tober were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tober. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Tober. For the veterans among your Tober ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tober lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Tober life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Tober in 1958 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

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