Gobel Family History

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Gobel Name Meaning

German (usually Göbel): see Goebel. French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of goblets and tankards, from Old French gobel ‘drinking vessel’, ‘cup’ (apparently from Celtic gob ‘mouth’). English: in some cases possibly a variant of Godbold. Compare Goble.

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

Similar surnames: Gabel, Lobel, Jobe, Borel, Zobel, Godel, Gibel, Gobeli, Goebel, Nobel

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Gobel Family Origin

Where is the Gobel family from?

Gobel Family Occupations

What did your Gobel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gobel occupation in the UK was Butcher. 25% of Gobel's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Gobel family was Inmate Almshouse. Butcher, Cabinet Maker and Greengrocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gobel.

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  • Butcher

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Greengrocer

  • Inmate Almshouse


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gobel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gobel Historical Records

What Gobel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gobel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gobel 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gobel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Gobel. For the veterans among your Gobel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gobel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gobel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gobel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gobel in 1948 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gobel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gobel 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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