Gabe Family History

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Gabe Name Meaning

French: nickname from Old French gabe ‘joke’ (of Old Norse origin). German: from a short form of Germanic personal name formed with geba ‘gift’. Compare Gebhardt.

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


Similar surnames: Gale, Babe, Game, Gade, Gaber, Gable, Gage, Mabe, Garbe, Garb

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Gabe Family Origin

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Gabe Family Occupations

What did your Gabe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gabe. 17% of Gabe men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Gabe women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gabe were Clerk and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    22%
  • Nurse
    22%
  • Packer
    15%
  • Operator
    15%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gabe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gabe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gabe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 902 immigration records available for the last name Gabe. 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 Card

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

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Gabe Life Expectancy

What is the average Gabe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gabe in 1953 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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