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Tobin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Tóibín, which is itself a reduced Gaelicized version of a Norman habitational name from Saint-Aubin in Brittany (so called from the dedication of its church to St. Albin). English: from a pet form of the personal name Tobias or Toby. Dutch: patronymic from Tobias.

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

Similar surnames: Robin, Totin, Tobia, Tolin, Gobin, Tobie, Turin, Sobin, Morin, Lubin

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Where is the Tobin family from?

You can see how Tobin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tobin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tobin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Tobin families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Tobin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tobin families in 1840.
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What did your Tobin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tobin. 11% of Tobin men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Tobin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tobin were Clerk 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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Tobin. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Tobin. For the veterans among your Tobin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tobin lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tobin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tobin in 1940 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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