Obey Family History

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Obey Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Compare Obee, of which this is probably a variant.

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

Similar surnames: Obee, Cobey, Otey, Ober, Okey, Sobey, Orey, Dobey, Gobel, Osen

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Obey Family Origin

Where is the Obey family from?

Obey Family Occupations

What did your Obey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Boat Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Obey. A less common occupation for the Obey family was Brush-Maker. The most common Obey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Obey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Boat Builder

  • Brush-Maker


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

Obey Historical Records

What Obey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Obey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Obey 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 641 immigration records available for the last name Obey. 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 645 military records available for the last name Obey. For the veterans among your Obey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Obey Life Expectancy

What is the average Obey lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Obey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Obey in 1950 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Obey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Obey 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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