Tobias Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Tobias Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish (Tobías), Hungarian (Tóbiás), and Jewish: from a Greek form of the Hebrew male personal name Tovyah ‘Jehovah is good’, which, together with various derivative forms, has been popular among Jews for generations.

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

Similar surnames: Tobia, Tobin, Tobiasz, Golias, Dobias, Tougas, Matias, Bias, Robins

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Tobias Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tobias name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tobias. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Tobias Family Origin

Where is the Tobias family from?

Tobias Family Occupations

What did your Tobias ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tobias family was Carpenter. The most common Tobias occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Tobias's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tobias.

View Census data for Tobias | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tobias ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tobias Historical Records

What Tobias family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Tobias. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tobias census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Tobias

Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Tobias. 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.

View all Tobias immigration records

Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Tobias. For the veterans among your Tobias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Tobias military records

You've only scratched the surface of Tobias family history.

Tobias Life Expectancy

What is the average Tobias lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tobias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tobias in 1943 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tobias

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tobias ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Tobias Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name