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Tobar Family History

Tobar Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Tobar, named with a collective noun derived from toba ‘tufa’ (a kind of light, porous volcanic rock).

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


Similar surnames: Tober, Toral, Torr, Tovar, Hoar, Tabar, Kober, Tobias, Kozar, Tabor

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Where is the Tobar family from?

You can see how Tobar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tobar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Tobar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Tobar families living in Texas. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tobar's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Tobar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tobar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tobar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tobar. 54% of Tobar men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Tobar women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tobar were Truck Driver and Laborer.

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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
    54%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Nurse
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tobar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tobar 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 Tobar. 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 510 military records available for the last name Tobar. For the veterans among your Tobar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tobar lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Tobar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1948. The average life expectancy for Tobar in 1948 was 102, and 66 in 2004.

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