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Lobb Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Devon, recorded in Domesday Book as Loba, apparently a topographical term meaning perhaps ‘lump’, ‘hill’, the village being situated at the bottom of a hill. There is also a place of the same name in Oxfordshire (recorded in 1208 as Lobbe), but the historical and contemporary distribution of the surname (which is still largely restricted to Devon), makes it unlikely that it ever derived from this place, or from Middle English, Old English lobbe ‘spider’.

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

Similar surnames: Cobb, Babb, Tabb, Long, Look, Loge, Low, Hobby, Lown, Job

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Lobb Family Origin

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Lobb Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lobb family was Laborer. The most common Lobb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Lobb's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Slater were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lobb.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Slater

  • Laborer


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Lobb Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Lobb. For the veterans among your Lobb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lobb Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lobb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Lobb in 1940 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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