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Dobos Family History

Dobos Name Meaning

Hungarian: metonymic occupational name for a drummer or for a drum maker, from dob ‘drum’. Hungarian: from a pet form of any of various Slavic personal names such as Dobeslav and Dobestoj, or Czech Tobiáš or Hungarian Tóbiás (see Tobias). Czech (Doboš): variant of Dobeš (see Dobesh). Americanized spelling of Polish Dobosz.

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

Similar surnames: Dobis, Dobish, Boros, Dobek, Dobosz, Dobesh, Rokos, Doro, Doom, Domes

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Where is the Dobos family from?

You can see how Dobos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobos family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Dobos families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 25 Dobos families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Dobos's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dobos families in 1920.
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What did your Dobos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dobos. 34% of Dobos men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Dobos women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobos were Farmer and Cook.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Operator
  • Maid
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dobos. 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 953 military records available for the last name Dobos. For the veterans among your Dobos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobos lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dobos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dobos in 1947 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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