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 Family Origin

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Hobbs Family Occupations

What did your Hobbs ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hobbs. 26% of Hobbs men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hobbs women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hobbs were Machinist and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Servant
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hobbs

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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