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Gaba Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Gábor or Gábriel (see Gabriel). Czech and Slovak (Gába): from a pet form of the personal name Gabriel. Polish: nickname for a bully, from gabac ‘to provoke or molest’. Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Arora, Khatri) and Sikh name, meaning ‘calf’ in Panjabi (from Sanskrit garbha ‘embryo’).

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

Similar surnames: Kaba, Baba, Haba, Kara, Gala, Raba, Gara, Saba, Gaby, Tara

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Where is the Gaba family from?

You can see how Gaba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaba family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Gaba families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Gaba family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gaba's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Gaba families in 1911.
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What did your Gaba ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gaba. 67% of Gaba 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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Moving Preters
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gaba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaba 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 833 immigration records available for the last name Gaba. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 399 military records available for the last name Gaba. For the veterans among your Gaba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaba lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gaba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gaba in 1948 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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