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Hobson Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): 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: Robson, Dobson, Howson, Hodson, Sibson, Hudson, Tomson, Henson

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Where is the Hobson family from?

You can see how Hobson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hobson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hobson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 232 Hobson families living in Ontario. This was about 62% of all the recorded Hobson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hobson families in 1911.
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What did your Hobson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hobson. 31% of Hobson men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Hobson women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hobson were Student and Nurse.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Student

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 239,000 census records available for the last name Hobson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hobson 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Hobson. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Hobson. For the veterans among your Hobson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hobson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hobson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hobson in 1940 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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