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Saab Family History

Saab Surname Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ṣaʿb ‘difficult; hard’ and also interpreted as ‘lion’.

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


Similar surnames: Saad, Salb, Baab, Haab, Sabb, Saah, Saar, Saum, Naab, Sani

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Where is the Saab family from?

You can see how Saab families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saab family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Saab families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Saab families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Saab's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Saab families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saab surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saab ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Saab. 22% of Saab men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Saab women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saab were Laborer and Waitress. .

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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

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Merchant
    18%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Saab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saab 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 Saab. 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 177 military records available for the last name Saab. For the veterans among your Saab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saab lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Saab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Saab in 1950 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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