Kobe Family History

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Kobe Name Meaning

Japanese (Kobe): habitational name which began as occupational, meaning the private residence of a chief priest of a Shinto shrine; it could also indicate others who lived near his residence. The name is mostly found in eastern Japan, but because of the importance of the western port city of Kobe, some emigrants from the city may have taken their surnames from it. More correctly pronounced Kanbe; other alternate pronunciations are Jinbe and Kamito. German, Slovenian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Jakob.

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

Similar surnames: Kober, Tobe, Bobe, Kobbe, Kibe, Koba, Kobes, Kobs, Kube, Kobel

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Kobe Family Origin

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Kobe Family Occupations

What did your Kobe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kobe family was Works In Saw Mill. The most common Kobe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Kobe's were Farmers. Farmer and Dry Goods & Groceries were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kobe.

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  • Farmer

  • Dry Goods & Groceries

  • Works In Saw Mill


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Kobe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kobe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kobe 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 964 immigration records available for the last name Kobe. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kobe. For the veterans among your Kobe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kobe Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kobe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kobe in 1950 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kobe 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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