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Dobis Family History

Dobis Name Meaning

Czech (Dobiš): variant of Dobiaš (see Dobias). Lithuanian: from Lithuanian Duoba or Polish Doba, a shortened form of a traditional Slavic personal name beginning with the element dob ‘courageous’, ‘noble’, for example Dobeslav (Polish Dobieslaw).

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

Similar surnames: Dobos, Dobish, Dobie, Dobies, Dobias, Donis, Doris, Dobesh, Dobry

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Where is the Dobis family from?

You can see how Dobis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Dobis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Dobis families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 13% of all the recorded Dobis's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dobis families in 1920.
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What did your Dobis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dobis. 33% of Dobis men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Dobis women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobis were Miner and Saleslady.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Helper
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Lineman
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dobis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobis 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 560 immigration records available for the last name Dobis. 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 519 military records available for the last name Dobis. For the veterans among your Dobis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobis lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dobis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dobis in 1944 was 29, and 84 in 2004.

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