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Dobek Family History

Dobek Name Meaning

Polish and Czech: from a pet form of a traditional Slavic personal name beginning with the Old Slavic element dob ‘courageous’, ‘noble’, as for example Dobeslav (Polish Dobies{l-}aw), or from Czech Tobiáš (see Tobias).

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


Similar surnames: Dobeck, Domek, Sobek, Dobies, Bolek, Kolek, Kosek, Dobesh, Dolak

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Where is the Dobek family from?

You can see how Dobek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobek family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Dobek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Dobek family living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Dobek's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Dobek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dobek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dobek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Inspector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dobek. 39% of Dobek men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Dobek women worked as an Inspector. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobek were Machinist and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Machine Operator
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Inspector
    27%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Order Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dobek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobek 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 537 immigration records available for the last name Dobek. 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 444 military records available for the last name Dobek. For the veterans among your Dobek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobek lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dobek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dobek in 1959 was 60, and 73 in 2004.

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