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Nobbe Name Meaning

English: variant of Nobb from the Middle English male personal name Nobb a rhymed pet form of Rob (i.e. Robert). This surname is very rare in Britain. North German and Dutch: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with nōd ‘distress force’.

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

Similar surnames: Noble, Nibbe, Kobbe, Robbe, Dobbe, Obee, Dobie, Notte, Nobbs, Wobbe

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Where is the Nobbe family from?

You can see how Nobbe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nobbe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nobbe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Nobbe families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Nobbe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nobbe families in 1911.
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What did your Nobbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nobbe. 29% of Nobbe men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Nobbe women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nobbe were Farming and Trained Nurse. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Trained Nurse
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nobbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nobbe 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 790 immigration records available for the last name Nobbe. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nobbe. For the veterans among your Nobbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nobbe lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Nobbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nobbe in 1956 was 53, and 66 in 2004.

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