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Robel Name Meaning

Sorbian: nickname from Lower Sorbian robel ‘sparrow’; compare 2 below. Germanized form of Sorbian Wrobel and Wrobl cognates of German (Röbel): habitational name from a place so named in Mecklenburg. German: from a pet form of Robert or an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘renown’ + bald ‘bold brave’. Compare Roble .

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


Similar surnames: Nobel, Rubel, Lobel, Rebel, Robey, Rogel, Nebel, Roubal, Roed, Kobel

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Where is the Robel family from?

You can see how Robel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Robel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Robel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Robel families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Robel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Robel families in 1911.
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What did your Robel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Robel. 18% of Robel men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Robel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Robel were Farmer and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Miner
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Robel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Robel 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 813 immigration records available for the last name Robel. 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 Robel. For the veterans among your Robel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Robel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Robel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Robel in 1958 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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