Zobel Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a furrier or fur trader, from Old High German zobel ‘sable fur’. nickname from Middle High German zoblen ‘to tease’, ‘to scrap or fight’. from a personal name, Zobelo.

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


Similar surnames: Sobel, Zabel, Lobel, Kobel, Gobel, Nobel, Kober, Kabel, Gabel, Kopel

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Zobel Family Origin

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Zobel Family Occupations

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  • Artist Engraver

    33%
  • Military Tutor (Teacher)

    33%
  • Printer Compositor

    33%

In 1881, Artist Engraver and Military Tutor (Teacher) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Zobel. The most common Zobel occupation in the UK was Artist Engraver. 33% of Zobel's were Artist Engravers. A less common occupation for the Zobel family was Printer Compositor.

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Zobel Historical Records

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Zobel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Zobel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zobel in 1953 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zobel

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