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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish and Jewish (from Poland) : topographic name from bobek ‘bayberry’.
  • Czech and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : nickname for a small rotund person, from bobek ‘goat droppings’.
  • Slovenian and Croatian (northwestern Croatia) : nickname from a diminutive of bob ‘horse bean’, formed with the diminutive suffix -ek. Compare Bobik and Bobich.
  • German : habitational name from a place in Schleswig-Holstein named Bobek.
  • Swedish : variant spelling of Bobeck.

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