Bobb Family History

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Bobb Name Meaning

English: variant of Bubb. German: variant of Bopp.

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

Similar surnames: Bubb, Babb, Bebb, Boss, Bolt, Baab, Book, Bose, Boff, Bob

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Bobb Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bobb name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bobb. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Bobb Family Origin

Where is the Bobb family from?

Bobb Family Occupations

What did your Bobb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bobb family was Retired Farmer. The most common Bobb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Bobb's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bobb.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Retired Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bobb ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bobb Historical Records

What Bobb family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Bobb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bobb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bobb. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bobb. For the veterans among your Bobb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bobb Life Expectancy

What is the average Bobb lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bobb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bobb in 1951 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bobb ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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