Is the name “Stober” a Kohen’s name? Thank you for taking the time to answer this question I appreciate it.

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    May 16, 2018 at 7:02
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    Please note that there are Kohanim not called Mr. Kohen, and alternatively there are people called "Kahn", "Kohen" etc. who are not Kohanim. You cannot trust names to tell you whether someone is a Kohren or not. I suspect this question is not really answerable and might get closed but please don't let this deter from asking or answering other questions
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    May 16, 2018 at 7:03
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    May 16, 2018 at 8:27
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    May 16, 2018 at 9:40

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I found in ancestry.co.uk

Stober Name Meaning

North German (Stöber): variant of Stöver (see Stoever). German: nickname from Slavic stobor ‘fighter’. German (Stöber): from Middle High German stöuber ‘hunting dog’, possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone who bred or cared for hunting dogs or a nickname for someone who resembled one.

I found in houseofnames.com

Stober History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Stober surname is derived from the Old English personal name Stubheard.

I found in names.org

User Submitted Meanings

A user from Colorado, United States says the name Stober is of German origin and means "Fighter".

The Wikipedia page on surnames for kohanim does not list Stober in its 36 names.

See also Cohanim names other than Cohen

and Which surnames are Kohanim's and why?

In summary there is no evidence that I could find that “Stober” is a Kohen’s name. But as we often say here “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence”.

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