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Dobey Family History

Dobey Name Meaning

English: variant of Dobbie. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Dobi (see Dobie).

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


Similar surnames: Cobey, Dobry, Dovey, Rabey, Doney, Doby, Obey, Dowey, Okey, Doten

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Where is the Dobey family from?

You can see how Dobey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dobey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Dobey family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dobey's in the USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Dobey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dobey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dobey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dobey. 35% of Dobey men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Dobey women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobey were Painter and Maid.

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Wife
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dobey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobey 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 125 immigration records available for the last name Dobey. 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 409 military records available for the last name Dobey. For the veterans among your Dobey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dobey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dobey in 1962 was 70, and 68 in 2004.

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