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Dobler Family History

Dobler Name Meaning

South German: topographic name from Middle High German (southern dialect) tobel ‘gorge’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Dobl (Bavaria) Dobel (Baden-Württemberg) or Döbel (former Pomerania). North German (also Döbler): nickname for a dice player from an agent derivative of Middle Low German dob(e)len ‘to throw dice to play (cards or board games)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tobler, Doble, Dollar, Demler, Dupler, Dimler, Boller, Koller, Kober

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Where is the Dobler family from?

You can see how Dobler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dobler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Dobler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Dobler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dobler families in 1840.
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What did your Dobler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dobler. 20% of Dobler men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Dobler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobler were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Typist
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dobler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dobler. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dobler. For the veterans among your Dobler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobler lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dobler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dobler in 1949 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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