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Dobberstein Family History

Dobberstein Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a dice maker or a nickname for a dice player, from Middle High German topel ‘die’ + stein ‘stone’, ‘cube’.

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


Similar surnames: Oberstein, Silberstein, Feuerstein, Hottenstein, Winterstein

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Where is the Dobberstein family from?

You can see how Dobberstein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobberstein family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Dobberstein families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Dobberstein families living in Ohio. This was about 32% of all the recorded Dobberstein's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dobberstein families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dobberstein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dobberstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dobberstein. 40% of Dobberstein men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Dobberstein women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobberstein were Farm and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Farm
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dobberstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobberstein 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 314 immigration records available for the last name Dobberstein. 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 745 military records available for the last name Dobberstein. For the veterans among your Dobberstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobberstein lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dobberstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Dobberstein in 1953 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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