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Dobish Name Meaning

Ukrainian: perhaps an occupational name from dovbysh ‘kettle drum player’. Americanized spelling of German Dobisch, from a pet form of any of various Slavic personal names, notably Tobias, possibly others such as Dobeslav and Dobrobud, or perhaps in some cases an altered spelling of Czech Dobiš (see Dobis).

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


Similar surnames: Dobesh, Dobos, Dobis, Danish, Borish, Dobie, Fabish, Berish, Dobies

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Where is the Dobish family from?

You can see how Dobish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobish family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Dobish families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Dobish families living in Nebraska. This was about 80% of all the recorded Dobish's in the USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Dobish families in 1880.
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What did your Dobish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dobish. 25% of Dobish men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Dobish women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobish were Miner and House Work.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • New Worker
    18%
  • Miner
    18%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    50%
  • House Work
    50%
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Census Records

There are 891 census records available for the last name Dobish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobish 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 73 immigration records available for the last name Dobish. 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 299 military records available for the last name Dobish. For the veterans among your Dobish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobish lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dobish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Dobish in 1957 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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