Sobel Name Meaning

Eastern German and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic sobol ‘sable’, Yiddish soybl, a type of marten with handsome black fur. As a German name this is either a nickname for someone thought to resemble a sable (for example, someone with sleek black hair), or an occupational name for a fur trader; as a Jewish name it is generally ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Sobol, Zobel, Nobel, Lobel, Kobel, Kober, Hober, Gabel, Bobek, Hobel

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Sobel Family Origin

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Sobel Family Occupations

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  • Merchant

    17%
  • Box Maker

    8%
  • Clk Store

    8%
  • Dress Maker

    8%

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In 1880, Merchant, Box Maker and Clk Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sobel. The most common Sobel occupation in the USA was Merchant. 17% of Sobel's were Merchants. A less common occupation for the Sobel family was Dress Maker.

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Sobel Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, Sobel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Sobel in 1949 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sobel

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