Kobel Family History

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Kobel Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle High German kobel ‘rock’, ‘gorge’. eastern German habitational name for someone from any of several places, mainly in Silesia, of Slavic origin, e.g. Kobel, Kobeln, Koblau, which are named from Slavic kobyla ‘mare’. from Kobel ‘laborer’s cottage’, ‘hut’, hence, by metonymy, a bondsman or serf.

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

Similar surnames: Kosel, Kober, Kabel, Knobel, Kogel, Sobel, Kopel, Gabel, Nobel, Kozel

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Kobel Family Origin

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Kobel Family Occupations

What did your Kobel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kobel. A less common occupation for the Kobel family was Blacksmith. The most common Kobel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Kobel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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Kobel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kobel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kobel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kobel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kobel. For the veterans among your Kobel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kobel Life Expectancy

What is the average Kobel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kobel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kobel in 1958 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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