First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Jobert, Job
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
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