Dolby Family History

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Dolby Name Meaning

English or Scandinavian: variant spelling of Dalby.

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

Similar surnames: Colby, Kolby, Dalby, Holby, Dobry, Dolph, Dory, Goldy, Holey, Dovey

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Dolby Family Origin

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Dolby Family Occupations

What did your Dolby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dolby occupation in Canada was Farmer. 64% of Dolby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dolby family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Blacksmith and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dolby.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brick Maker

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dolby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dolby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Dolby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dolby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dolby. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Dolby. For the veterans among your Dolby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dolby Life Expectancy

What is the average Dolby lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dolby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dolby in 1957 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dolby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dolby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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