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Tabor Name Meaning

English (southern): nickname from Middle English tabor tabour ‘tabor’ a type of small drum (Old French tabor tabour tabur). Compare Taborn . Czech and Jewish (from Bohemia) (Tábor): habitational name from the city of Tábor in southern Bohemia founded in 1420 by Hussites as their fortification and named after the Mount Tabor near Nazareth in the Palestine an important Biblical site. The city's name came to denote a Taborite a member of the radical wing of the Hussite movement. Compare 3 below. Slovenian Croatian and Polish: topographic name from tabor a word of Czech (ultimately Biblical; see 2 above) or Turkish origin (from tabor ‘military camp’ also ‘battalion’) today meaning ‘camp’ (in Polish ‘camp of nomads’) but in Slovenian originally denoting a fortification built in the times of the Turkish plunderage (15th–16th century) around a church atop a hill. Sorbian: probably a name of (ultimately) Biblical origin (see 2 above). Alternatively a topographic name cognate with the Polish name (see 3 above). Hungarian: from the old personal name Tábor.

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

Similar surnames: Thor, Tibor, Haber, Gabor, Tatar, Tabb, Bator, Javor, Sambor, Talbot

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You can see how Tabor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tabor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tabor families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 110 Tabor families living in Cambridgeshire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Tabor's in United Kingdom. Cambridgeshire had the highest population of Tabor families in 1891.
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What did your Tabor ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Mechanic and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Tabor. 9% of Tabor men worked as a Mechanic and 79% of Tabor women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tabor were Gardener and Retired. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Mechanic
  • Builders Labourer
  • Pensioner
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Retired
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What is the average Tabor lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Tabor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tabor in 1946 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

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