Hobbs Family History

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Hobbs Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Hobb(e), a short form of Robert. For the altered initial, compare Hick.

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

Similar surnames: Hibbs, Mobbs, Nobbs, Robbs, Tibbs, Dobbs, Cobbs, Hobbins, Nobbe, Robb

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Hobbs Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hobbs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hobbs. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Hobbs Family Origin

Where is the Hobbs family from?

Hobbs Family Occupations

What did your Hobbs ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hobbs occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Hobbs's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hobbs family was Fisherman. Farmer, School and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hobbs.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Clerk

  • Fisherman


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

Hobbs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 406,000 census records available for the last name Hobbs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hobbs 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Hobbs. 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 59,000 military records available for the last name Hobbs. For the veterans among your Hobbs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hobbs Life Expectancy

What is the average Hobbs lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hobbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hobbs in 1943 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hobbs 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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