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Nobbs Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): patronymic from the personal name Nobb (see Nobbe).

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


Similar surnames: Nobbe, Mobbs, Robbs, Hobbs, Dobbs, Cobbs, Tibbs, Bobby, Cobb, Hibbs

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Where is the Nobbs family from?

You can see how Nobbs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nobbs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nobbs families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Nobbs families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Nobbs's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Nobbs families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nobbs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nobbs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nobbs. 32% of Nobbs men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Nobbs women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nobbs were New Worker and Maid.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Teacher
    24%
  • Cook
    24%
  • Maid
    16%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Nobbs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nobbs 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Nobbs. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nobbs. For the veterans among your Nobbs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nobbs lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Nobbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Nobbs in 1950 was 66, and 72 in 2004.

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