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Obe Family History

Obe Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Ober, Jobe, Kobe, Abe, Ore, Tobe, Bobe, Ose, Oe, Obi

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Where is the Obe family from?

You can see how Obe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Obe family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Obe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Obe family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Obe's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Obe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Obe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Obe ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Obe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 666 census records available for the last name Obe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Obe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Obe. 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 100 military records available for the last name Obe. For the veterans among your Obe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Obe lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Obe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Obe in 1967 was 68, and 63 in 2004.

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