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Toben Family History

Toben Name Meaning

Frisian: patronymic from Tobe. German and Jewish: patronymic from Tobias.

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

Similar surnames: Tober, Tobe, Toren, Hoben, Tobin, Coben, Goben, Erben, Osen, Tobey

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Where is the Toben family from?

You can see how Toben families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toben family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toben families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Toben families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Toben's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Toben families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Toben surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Toben ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Toben. 28% of Toben men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Toben women worked as a Telephone Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toben were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Telephone Operator
  • Stitcher
  • Typist
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Toben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toben 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 Toben. 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 888 military records available for the last name Toben. For the veterans among your Toben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toben lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Toben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Toben in 1957 was 59, and 86 in 2004.

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