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Dolby Family History

Dolby Name Meaning

English or Scandinavian: variant spelling of Dalby.

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


Similar surnames: Colby, Kolby, Dalby, Holby, Dobry, Dolph, Dory, Goldy, Holey, Dovey

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Where is the Dolby family from?

You can see how Dolby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dolby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dolby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Dolby families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 31% of all the recorded Dolby's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dolby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dolby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dolby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dolby. 23% of Dolby men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Dolby women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dolby were Carpenter and Nurse. .

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • House Keeper
    15%
  • Nurse
    11%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Dolby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dolby 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 Dolby. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dolby. For the veterans among your Dolby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dolby lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dolby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dolby in 1957 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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