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Sobey Family History

Sobey Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Sorey, Obey, Cobey, Soley, Sabey, Sober, Robey, Sebby, Dobey, Coby

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Where is the Sobey family from?

You can see how Sobey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sobey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sobey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Sobey family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Sobey's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sobey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sobey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sobey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sobey. 19% of Sobey men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Machinist
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Skilled Worker
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Sobey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sobey 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 Sobey. 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 Sobey. For the veterans among your Sobey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sobey lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Sobey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sobey in 1949 was 46, and 93 in 2004.

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