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Tobey Family History

Tobey Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Toby (see Tobias).

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


Similar surnames: Toby, Tober, Toney, Robey, Cobey, Tobe, Tovey, Tobin, Tomey, Tony

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Where is the Tobey family from?

You can see how Tobey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tobey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tobey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 Tobey families living in Massachusetts. This was about 35% of all the recorded Tobey's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Tobey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tobey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tobey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tobey. 14% of Tobey men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Tobey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tobey were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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What Tobey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Tobey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tobey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tobey. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Tobey. For the veterans among your Tobey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tobey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Tobey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tobey in 1951 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

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