Bob Name Meaning

variant of Bobe. from eastern Yiddish bob ‘broad bean’, ‘bean(s)’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower of beans or a nickname for a tall thin man.

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

Similar surnames: Bobe, Bok, Box, Bor, Bobo, Bobek, Bou, Hoy, Bow, Goy

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Bob Family Origin

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Bob Family Occupations

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In 1939, Gardener was the top reported job for people in the UK named Bob.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener

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Census Record

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bob life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bob in 1957 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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