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Dobbe Family History

Dobbe Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Dobbe one of several pet forms of Robert in which the initial letter was altered (compare Dobbs Hobbs ). This name was common in the 13th century in Yorkshire Lancashire Cheshire and Staffordshire. Dutch; German (also Döbbe): topographic name from Middle Dutch and Middle Lower German dobbe ‘lower swampy field; hole ditch’; as a habitational name possibly from an old so named watercourse near Leiden. Dutch; German (also Döbbe): possibly also a variant of Dobbert .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dobbie, Nobbe, Dobb, Dobie, Doble, Kobbe, Robbe, Bobby, Obee, Noble

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Where is the Dobbe family from?

You can see how Dobbe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobbe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Dobbe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Dobbe families living in Quebec. This was about 56% of all the recorded Dobbe's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Dobbe families in 1911.
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What did your Dobbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dobbe. 37% of Dobbe men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Dobbe women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobbe were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • House Keeper
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dobbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobbe 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 244 immigration records available for the last name Dobbe. 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 342 military records available for the last name Dobbe. For the veterans among your Dobbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobbe lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Dobbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dobbe in 1966 was 44, and 65 in 2004.

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