Kobak Family History

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Kobak Name Meaning

Polish: patronymic from a reduced form of Polish Jakub (see Jacob). Hungarian: from a Turkish loanword kobak ‘head’, ‘forehead’ (from Cumanian and Pechenegg quabaq or Ottoman Turkish kabak ‘pumpkin’), hence a nickname for an unsophisticated person or someone with a bald or big head.

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


Similar surnames: Kolak, Kozak, Koba, Dolak, Kober, Korsak, Nowak, Kocan, Kosek, Kubal

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Kobak Family Origin

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Kobak Family Occupations

What did your Kobak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Checker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kobak. 34% of Kobak men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kobak women worked as a Checker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kobak were Clerk and Charwoman

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farm Laborer
    27%
  • Candy
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Checker
    50%
  • Charwoman
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kobak Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 977 census records available for the last name Kobak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kobak 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 559 immigration records available for the last name Kobak. 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 271 military records available for the last name Kobak. For the veterans among your Kobak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kobak Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kobak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kobak in 1955 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

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