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Sabo Farm in Norway occupied by Jakobsons

Sabo Farm in Norway occupied by Jakobsons

Posted: 13 Jul 2000 12:55PM GMT
Edited: 24 Dec 2001 8:59PM GMT
My Grandfather was born Jakob Jakobson. He changed his name to Sabo when in immigrated in approx 1884. It is said the farm he lived on was called Sabo, and that he felt there were too many Jakobsons. I am wondering if anyone has heard of the name Sabo in Norway? most Sabo's I have met have a Hungarian heritage. Any help would be great.

Norwegian Sabo's

Doug Sabo (View posts)
Posted: 2 Apr 2001 5:04PM GMT
Our family is of Norwegian and Swedish origin and our last name is Sabo as well.
It seems the most common origin of the name Sabo comes from the Hungarian name Szabo.

Sabo name

Posted: 5 May 2001 10:56PM GMT
Edited: 4 Jul 2002 10:07PM GMT
My Dad's side of the family is of Norweigan and Swedish decent. I have been told that my Grandfather's parents came over when he was a young child. They too took the same Sabo from a farm in Norway. It is said that the name was Ellingson before. I have also been told that it used to be that when people emmigrated to America, customs would ask the name of the family. Some families could not speak english and would only state the name of the place they came from, for instance, the Sabo farm.

Re: Sabo name

Posted: 15 Jul 2001 12:20AM GMT
Edited: 24 Dec 2001 8:59PM GMT
That is interesting. I have found out that my Grandfather was from Stavenger (not sure of spelling). He had a nephew who also came and settled in North Dakota. He took the name Saby. I don't quite get it. I am hoping to travel to Norway one day, perhaps I can uncover some information then. At any rate we are Sabo now and very pround of it.

Re: Sabo name

Posted: 3 Jul 2002 4:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Jul 2002 10:07PM GMT
I have a family tree book that dates back to 1 or 2 generations before my grandparents that came over from Norway. It has the family history, some ancestors, and names of some of the relatives that are still in Norway.

Re: Sabo name

Betty (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jul 2002 3:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have traced my grandfathers family to the Sabo farm in Norway through responses to these message boards. It has been very exciting. Do you know what part of Norway your family is from. My Grandfather Jake Sabo is from Hjelmeland, Stavanger (now Rogaland), Norway. His father was Jakob Jakobsen Saebo, and his mother was Malene Olsdtr from the Skiftun farm. Do these names mean anything?

Re: Sabo name

Posted: 5 Jun 2009 8:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a Sabo....my grandfather Joseph Andreas Sabo came over from Norway with his family (His mother was Ella Sabo and his father was Andreas Sabo). It was spelled SÆBO in Norway, they dropped the "AE" to use only english alphabet and now it is SABO. I know that some of the same family took the Lilloeren name. They all came from farms in Sognefjord, near Vik. My grandparents and family came across to the Ballard and Arlington towns in Washington. I visited several years back and found the gravesites behind a small church.

I have more information about my family, but would have to dig it out of a box somewhere. Anyhow...if it helps, and if anyone can add to the lineage I would be interested.

Re: Sabo Farm in Norway occupied by Jakobsons

Posted: 8 Jul 2009 1:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
FYI - There is a small town in Norway called Saebo. It is on the west coast near Alesund. I spent the summer working on a farm there in 1979. The whole area was made up of small family farms.

Re: Sabo Farm in Norway occupied by Jakobsons

Posted: 11 Jan 2011 6:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi - What part of Norway? I have Sabo relatives in Norway.

Re: Sabo Farm in Norway occupied by Jakobsons

Posted: 18 Nov 2011 3:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
yo that sabo who owned that farm was my great great grandpa
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