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Kaba Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ka?b ‘fame’, ‘glory’. This was the name of the ancestors of two different tribes in Mecca, Ka?b bin Rabiah and Ka?b bin Kilab. The ka?ba is an Islamic sacred shrine in Mecca, and the personal name may also have been chosen with reference to this. Muslim: possibly also from a personal name based on Arabic ka’ba ‘sorrow’. Japanese: ‘birch tree’. The name is not common in Japan. Czech (Kába): from the personal name Kába, a derivative of the Biblical name Gabriel. Hungarian: from kaba ‘falcon’, from Serbian and Croatian koba, kobac ‘sparrowhawk’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a falcon, or a metonymic occupational name for a falconer. Alternatively, it may be a nickname for a slow-witted person, from kába ‘slow’, ‘lethargic’. It could also be a habitational name from places so called in Szabolcs county in northern Hungary and in former K{u’’}lso Szolnok county, now in Romania.

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

Similar surnames: Baba, Raba, Kaya, Gaba, Kara, Kabat, Kava, Saba, Koba, Haba

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Kaba Family Origin

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Kaba Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kaba. 33% of Kaba men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kaba women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaba were Physician and Machine Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Weaver
  • Physician

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Ironer
  • Machine Operator

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Kaba Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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There are 304 military records available for the last name Kaba. For the veterans among your Kaba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kaba Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kaba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kaba in 1963 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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