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Sobin Family History

Sobin Name Meaning

Russian and Rusyn: patronymic from a short form of the old personal names such as Sobeslav (see Sobek ). Polish: from the personal name Sobin a pet form of Sobiesław (see Sobek ). This surname is very rare in Poland where it is also of Rusyn (Lemko) origin (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Sobon, Tobin, Gobin, Robin, Sosin, Dobin, Sabin, Rubin, Bolin, Soskin

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Where is the Sobin family from?

You can see how Sobin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sobin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Sobin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Sobin families living in Illinois. This was about 40% of all the recorded Sobin's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Sobin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sobin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sobin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sobin. 14% of Sobin men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Sobin women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sobin 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

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sobin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sobin 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 Sobin. 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 315 military records available for the last name Sobin. For the veterans among your Sobin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sobin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sobin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sobin in 1954 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

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