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Dobesh Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Czech Dobeš, from the Czech personal name Tobiáš, or of German Döbesch, from the same Czech personal name or some other Slavic form of Tobias.

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

Similar surnames: Dobish, Dobos, Dobek, Domes, Dobis, Dobeck, Kobes, Dobosz, Debes

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Where is the Dobesh family from?

You can see how Dobesh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobesh family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Dobesh families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Dobesh families living in Gloucestershire. This was 100% of all the recorded Dobesh's in the UK. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Dobesh families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dobesh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dobesh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Dobesh. 54% of Dobesh men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Machinist
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Census Records

There are 956 census records available for the last name Dobesh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobesh 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 51 immigration records available for the last name Dobesh. 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 284 military records available for the last name Dobesh. For the veterans among your Dobesh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobesh lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dobesh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dobesh in 1955 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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