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Dobie Name Meaning

English: variant of Dobbie. Americanized form of Hungarian Dobi from the personal name Dabó (Transylvanian form Dobó), from a pet form of the personal name Dob.

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

Similar surnames: Dobis, Dobbie, Dobbe, Dobies, Noble, Tobin, Robin, Dome, Dobin, Doble

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Where is the Dobie family from?

You can see how Dobie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dobie families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 149 Dobie families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Dobie's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dobie families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dobie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dobie ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dobie. 44% of Dobie men worked as a Farmer and 44% of Dobie women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobie were Cultivateur and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Labourer
  • Miner
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Income
  • Cultivateur
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Dobie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobie 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dobie. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dobie. For the veterans among your Dobie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobie lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dobie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dobie in 1945 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

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