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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

What did your Sobel ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Merchant

    17%
  • Box Maker

    8%
  • Clk Store

    8%
  • Dress Maker

    8%

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Sobel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sobel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sobel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sobel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sobel. For the veterans among your Sobel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sobel Life Expectancy

What is the average Sobel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sobel 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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