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Kaba Surname Meaning

West African (mainly Guinea Ivory Coast and Mali): from the name of the Kaba clan of the Mandinka people which may be based on the name of the village Kaba in southern Mali which is of great historical importance to Mandinka. Compare Kabba . Ethiopian: from the Oromo personal name Kaba meaning ‘possessor’. It may also be a status name. — Note: Since Ethiopians do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. Turkish: nickname from kaba ‘large’ also ‘coarse’ (compare Greek Kappas ). It may also be an ornamental name from a regional homonym meaning ‘mallow’. Czech (Kába): from the personal name Kába a derivative of the Biblical name Gabriel . Hungarian: from kaba ‘falcon’ (loanword from Serbian and Croatian koba a pet form of kobac ‘sparrowhawk’) hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a falcon or a metonymic occupational name for a falconer. Alternatively it may be a nickname for a slow-witted person from Hungarian kába ‘slow lethargic’. Hungarian: habitational name from any of the places so called in Szabolcs County in northern Hungary and in former Kȕlsȍ Szolnok County now in Romania.7: Japanese: written 樺 ‘birch tree’. The name is not common in Japan. In North America it could (also) be a shortened form of a longer name.

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


Similar surnames: Baba, Raba, Kaya, Gaba, Kara, Kabat, Kava, Saba, Koba, Haba

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You can see how Kaba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaba family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kaba families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Kaba families living in Kansas. This was about 12% of all the recorded Kaba's in USA. Kansas and 2 other states had the highest population of Kaba families in 1920.
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What did your Kaba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kaba. 33% of Kaba men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kaba women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaba were Labor and Machine 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

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Weaver
    11%
  • Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Ironer
    17%
  • Machine Operator
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 681 immigration records available for the last name Kaba. 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 304 military records available for the last name Kaba. For the veterans among your Kaba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaba lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kaba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kaba in 1963 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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