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Mobbs Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): metronymic from the medieval female personal name Mab(be) (see Mapp 1).

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

Similar surnames: Nobbs, Hobbs, Robbs, Hibbs, Mabb, Dobb, Dobbe, Moors, Tubbs, Cobb

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Where is the Mobbs family from?

You can see how Mobbs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mobbs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mobbs families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Mobbs families living in Georgia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mobbs's in the USA. Georgia and 2 other states had the highest population of Mobbs families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mobbs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mobbs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mobbs. 25% of Mobbs men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Mobbs women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mobbs were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Mobbs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mobbs 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mobbs. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mobbs. For the veterans among your Mobbs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mobbs lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mobbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Mobbs in 1955 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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