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Doby Family History

Doby Name Meaning

English (northern): variant of Dobbie . Hungarian: habitational name for someone from a place called Dob in Sabolcs-Szatmár County or Doba in Veszprém County.

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


Similar surnames: Dory, Duby, Darby, Dome, Dobb, Roby, Dobry, Doe, Dock, Toby

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Where is the Doby family from?

You can see how Doby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Doby families living in North Carolina. This was about 36% of all the recorded Doby's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Doby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Doby. 25% of Doby men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Doby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doby were Farming and Housework. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Doby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 464 immigration records available for the last name Doby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Doby. For the veterans among your Doby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doby lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Doby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Doby in 1951 was 36, and 65 in 2004.

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