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Dobry Family History

Dobry Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Dobrý): nickname from Czech dobrý ‘good’, ‘honest’, ‘faithful’. French: patronymic from the personal name Obry, a spelling variant of Aubrey. English: altered form of the French surname Dobrée, which was taken to England by a Huguenot family whose ancestor had fled to Guernsey after the St. Bartholomew Massacre in 1572.

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


Similar surnames: Dory, Mory, Doby, Dobrin, Dobos, Dury, Dobey, Dobie, Robey, Lory

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Where is the Dobry family from?

You can see how Dobry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobry family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Dobry families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Dobry families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Dobry's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Dobry families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dobry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dobry ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dobry. 24% of Dobry men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Dobry women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobry were Foreman and Cook.

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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
    24%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Foreman
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    27%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Cook
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dobry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobry 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 541 immigration records available for the last name Dobry. 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 696 military records available for the last name Dobry. For the veterans among your Dobry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobry lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dobry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dobry in 1946 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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