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Zobel Family History

Zobel Name Meaning

German:: metonymic occupational name for a furrier or fur trader from Old High German zobel ‘sable fur’. nickname from Middle High German zoblen ‘to tease to scrap or fight’. from an ancient Germanic personal name Zobelo.

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


Similar surnames: Sobel, Zabel, Lobel, Kobel, Gobel, Nobel, Kober, Kabel, Gabel, Kopel

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Where is the Zobel family from?

You can see how Zobel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zobel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zobel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Zobel family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Zobel's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Zobel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zobel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zobel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zobel. 17% of Zobel men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Zobel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zobel were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Zobel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zobel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Zobel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Zobel. For the veterans among your Zobel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zobel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Zobel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zobel in 1953 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

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