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

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    8%

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In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kobel.

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Between 1958 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kobel

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