Dobbie Family History

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Dobbie Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from a pet form of the personal name Robert.

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

Similar surnames: Hobbie, Robbie, Dobbin, Dobbe, Dobie, Dobkin, Gebbie, Nobbe, Robbe

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Dobbie Family Origin

Where is the Dobbie family from?

Dobbie Family Occupations

What did your Dobbie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dobbie occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Dobbie's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Store Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dobbie. A less common occupation for the Dobbie family was Book Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Store Keeper

  • Book Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dobbie ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dobbie Historical Records

What Dobbie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Dobbie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobbie census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Dobbie. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dobbie. For the veterans among your Dobbie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dobbie Life Expectancy

What is the average Dobbie lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Dobbie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dobbie in 1958 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dobbie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dobbie ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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