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Tobler Family History

Tobler Name Meaning

South German (especially Swiss): topographic name for someone who lived near a ravine or gorge, from Middle High German southern dialect tobel ‘gorge’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Dobler, Thaler, Doble, Pooler, Tober, Toller, Boller, Kobler, Koller

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Where is the Tobler family from?

You can see how Tobler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tobler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tobler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Tobler families living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Tobler's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Tobler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tobler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tobler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tobler. 28% of Tobler men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Tobler women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tobler were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Tobler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tobler 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 Tobler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tobler. For the veterans among your Tobler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tobler lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tobler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tobler in 1949 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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