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Dobson Family History

Dobson Name Meaning
English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Dobbe. This is also established in Ireland, notably County Leitrim.

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

1,467,567 Historical Documents with Dobson on Ancestry.com
468,670 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
28,767 Military Records
79,800 Immigration Records
286,503 Census and Voter Lists
603,827 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dobson Families

  • Number of Dobson families
     90 - 178
     31 - 89
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dobson families
     1,958 - 3,914
     653 - 1,957
     1 - 652
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dobson families
     79 - 156
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dobson census records

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Dobson Family Origin

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Dobson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dobson

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Dobson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dobson census records

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Dobson Civil War Service Records

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