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Jabs Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a Frisian pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with theud ‘people race’ or from Gabo a short form of Gebhardt or some other ancient Germanic name having geb ‘gift’ as its first element.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Jans, Japp, Faas, Hass, Gaus, Ebbs, Abu, Jahr, Jank, Kobs

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Where is the Jabs family from?

You can see how Jabs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jabs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Jabs families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Jabs families living in Glamorgan. This was about 71% of all the recorded Jabs's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Jabs families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jabs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jabs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jabs. 32% of Jabs men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Jabs women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jabs were Carpenter and Operator. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jabs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jabs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 746 immigration records available for the last name Jabs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Jabs lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Jabs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Jabs in 1960 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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