Meaning and Origin of: Jobe

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Afflicted

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : variant spelling of Job.
  • English : nickname from Old French job, joppe ‘sorry wretch’, ‘fool’ (perhaps a transferred application of the name of the Biblical character).
  • English : from Middle English jubbe, jobbe ‘vessel containing four gallons’, hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a cooper. It could also have been a nickname for a heavy drinker or for a tubby person.
  • English : metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller (or nickname for a wearer) of the long woolen garment known in Middle English and Old French as a jube or jupe. This word ultimately derives from Arabic.