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Traub Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a wine-grower from Middle High German trūbe ‘bunch of grapes’ German Traube. In some cases the German name may originally have been habitational from a house marked with the sign of a bunch of grapes while the Jewish surname was often an adoption of the German surname.

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

Similar surnames: Traum, Taube, Taub, Staub, Trapp, Grau, Traut, Treu, Braun, Straub

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Where is the Traub family from?

You can see how Traub families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Traub family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Traub families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Traub family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Traub's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Traub families in 1840.
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What did your Traub ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Traub. 13% of Traub men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Traub women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Traub were Clerk 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
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Traub. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Traub. For the veterans among your Traub ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Traub lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Traub life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Traub in 1945 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

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