Job Name Meaning

English, French, German, and Hungarian (Jób): from the personal name (Hebrew Iyov) borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him. The name has been variously interpreted as meaning ‘Where is the (divine) father?’ and ‘Persecuted one’. It does not seem to have been used as a personal name in the Middle Ages: the surname is probably a nickname for a wretched person or one tormented with boils (which was one of Job’s afflictions).

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


Similar surnames: Jobe, Noe, Joy, Kos, Jo, Ji, Goy, Bow, Joa, Low

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Job Family Origin

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Job Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Going To School

    11%
  • Hunter

    11%
  • Book Keeper

    9%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Job family was Book Keeper. The most common Job occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Job's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Hunter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Job.

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Job life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Job in 1948 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Job

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