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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

Similar surnames: Dobis, Dobish, Boros, Dobek, Dobosz, Dobesh, Rokos, Doro, Doom, Domes

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You can see how Dobos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobos family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Dobos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Dobos family living in British Columbia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Dobos's in Canada. British Columbia and 3 other provinces had the highest population of Dobos families in 1911.
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What did your Dobos ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Dobos. 100% of Dobos men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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There are 953 military records available for the last name Dobos. For the veterans among your Dobos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobos lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dobos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dobos in 1947 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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