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Dobb Family History

Dobb Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Dobbe.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Dobbe, Doby, Cobb, Lobb, Bibb, Dibb, Robb, Mabb, Tubb, Dodd

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Where is the Dobb family from?

You can see how Dobb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dobb families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Dobb families living in Alberta. This was about 37% of all the recorded Dobb's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Dobb families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dobb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dobb ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Dobb. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dobb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 959 immigration records available for the last name Dobb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 845 military records available for the last name Dobb. For the veterans among your Dobb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobb lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dobb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dobb in 1957 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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