Dobos Family History
Dobos Name Meaning
Hungarian: occupational name for a drummer or for a drum maker from dobos a noun derivative of dob ‘drum’. This surname is also found in Slovakia where it is also spelled Doboš (compare Croatian name below). Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Tóbiás (see Tobias ) or from a pet form of the Old Slavic name (see 3 below). Slovak Czech and possibly also Croatian (Doboš): from a derivative of any of various Old Slavic personal names such as Dobeslav based on dobъ ‘brave courageous’. Croatian (Doboš): metonymic occupational name from doboš ‘drum’ a loanword from Hungarian dobos ‘drummer’; or in part an adaptation of the cognate Hungarian surname Dobos (see 1 above). Americanized form of Polish Dobosz .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022