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Hobb Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Hobb(e) a pet form of Robert . See also Hobbs .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lobb, Hobby, Cobb, Hebb, Hobbs, Robb, Bobb, Dobb, Hong, Horn

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Where is the Hobb family from?

You can see how Hobb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hobb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hobb families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 12 Hobb families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Hobb's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hobb families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hobb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hobb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hobb. 33% of Hobb men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Hobb women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hobb were Farming and Stenographer. .

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hobb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hobb 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 772 immigration records available for the last name Hobb. 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 828 military records available for the last name Hobb. For the veterans among your Hobb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hobb lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Hobb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hobb in 1962 was 65, and 75 in 2003.

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