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Dobrin Name Meaning

Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovenian: from the Old Slavic personal name Dobrin, a derivative of dobr ‘good’, ‘kind’. It may also be a nickname of the same origin. Slovenian: probably a topographic name from dob ‘oak’ or from Old Slavic dobr ‘wood’, ‘forest’. This name is found mainly in the foothills of the wooded mountains of Dobrca in Gorenjska region, northern central Slovenia. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Dobre, a derivative of a Slavic word meaning ‘good’.

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


Similar surnames: Dobin, Dobkin, Dorin, Sorin, Darin, Dolin, Dubin, Dorn, Doolin, Morin

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Where is the Dobrin family from?

You can see how Dobrin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobrin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Dobrin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Dobrin families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Dobrin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dobrin families in 1911.
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What did your Dobrin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dobrin. 20% of Dobrin men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Dobrin women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobrin were Lawyer and Sales Womer.

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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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Proprietor
    15%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Lawyer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Librarian
    10%
  • Sales Womer
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 958 immigration records available for the last name Dobrin. 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 255 military records available for the last name Dobrin. For the veterans among your Dobrin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobrin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dobrin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dobrin in 1963 was 66, and 87 in 2004.

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