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Dobbs Family History

Dobbs Name Meaning
English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Robert’, common in central England (see Dobb).

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

629,023 Historical Documents with Dobbs on Ancestry.com
131,838 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,165 Military Records
5,912 Immigration Records
88,941 Census and Voter Lists
384,167 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dobbs Families

  • Number of Dobbs families
     123 - 243
     42 - 122
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dobbs families
     169 - 336
     57 - 168
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dobbs families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dobbs census records

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Dobbs Family Origin

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Dobbs Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dobbs

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Dobbs Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dobbs census records

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Dobbs Civil War Service Records

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