Tobe Family History

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Tobe Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place in Thuringia called Toba. Frisian and Dutch: from a pet form of a Germanic personal name (see Tabbert 2), or from a derivative of the Biblical name Tobias. Japanese: variously written, usually with characters meaning ‘door’ or ‘earth’ for the first character and ‘department’ or ‘side’ for the second. None are common in Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Kobe, Tober, Tone, Tome, Toye, Thobe, Kober, Jobe, Bobe, Toby

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Tobe Family Origin

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Tobe Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tobe family was Builder. The most common Tobe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Tobe's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tobe.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cooper

  • Builder


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Tobe Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tobe. For the veterans among your Tobe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tobe Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Tobe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Tobe in 1958 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

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