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Tobias Family History

Tobias Name Meaning

English German Dutch and Jewish; Spanish (Tobías); Hungarian (Tóbiás); Czech (Tobiáš) and Slovak (Tobiaš Tobiáš Tóbiáš Tóbiaš): from the Biblical personal name Tobias (Spanish Tobías Hungarian Tóbiás Czech and Slovak Tobiáš) from a Greek and Latin form of the Hebrew name Tovyah ‘Jehovah is good’ which together with various derivative forms has been popular among Jews for generations. Among Christians it has been in use in the earliest time already. Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tobiasz or Croatian Tobijaš a cognate of 1 above. Slovenian: from a German or Latin form of the Biblical personal name Tobija (see 1 above). In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Tobijas.

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

Similar surnames: Tobia, Tobin, Tobiasz, Golias, Dobias, Tougas, Matias, Bias, Robins

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Where is the Tobias family from?

You can see how Tobias families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tobias family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tobias families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 56 Tobias families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Tobias's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tobias families in 1911.
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What did your Tobias ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Factory were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Tobias. 28% of Tobias men worked as a Labourer and 50% of Tobias women worked as a Factory. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tobias were Farmers Son 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Factory
  • Stenographer
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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Tobias. For the veterans among your Tobias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tobias lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tobias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tobias in 1943 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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