When Anna Thabes was born on 6 August 1865, in Missouri, United States, her father, Ludwig 'Louis' Thoebes, was 30 and her mother, Catherine Zimmerman, was 26. She married Dwight A. Potter about 1890, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 18 May 1957, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.
Arabic: from a personal name based on thābit ‘firm, constant, well established’. Bearers of this surname are both Muslims and Christians. Compare Sabet , Tabet , and Tabit .
Jewish (from North Africa): from the same Arabic word as 1 above, either a nickname or a personal name (used in the Middle Ages by Jews, too).