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Hobby Family History

Hobby Name Meaning
nickname from Middle English hobi ‘hobby’, a small falcon, or from the same word denoting a small horse.habitational name from Hoby in Leicestershire, named with Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’ + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

158,427 Historical Documents with Hobby on Ancestry.com
24,039 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,976 Military Records
1,183 Immigration Records
20,318 Census and Voter Lists
107,911 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hobby Families

  • Number of Hobby families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hobby families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hobby families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hobby census records

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Hobby Family Origin

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Hobby Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hobby

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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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Hobby Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hobby census records

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Hobby Civil War Service Records

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