Mabe Family History

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Mabe Name Meaning

Dutch: from the medieval female personal name Mabe, a short form of Mabelie, derived from a Latin personal name and saint’s name (A)mabilia. Compare Mabbitt. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Babe, Maze, Mabey, Mate, Mace, Mare, Mars, Maben, Mak, Mabb

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Mabe Family Origin

Where is the Mabe family from?

Mabe Family Occupations

What did your Mabe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mabe family was Farmer Fisherman. The most common Mabe occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 31% of Mabe's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Mariner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mabe.

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  • Fisherman

  • Mariner

  • Farmer

  • Farmer Fisherman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mabe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mabe Historical Records

What Mabe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Mabe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mabe 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 796 immigration records available for the last name Mabe. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mabe. For the veterans among your Mabe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mabe Life Expectancy

What is the average Mabe lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Mabe in 1941 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mabe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mabe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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