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Toby Family History

Toby Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Tobey, Tobe, Toy, Tony, Doby, Dobry, Tobie, Troy, Robey, Godby

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Where is the Toby family from?

You can see how Toby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toby families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Toby families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Toby's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Toby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Toby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Toby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Toby. 26% of Toby men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Toby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toby were Salesman and Laundress.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Laborer
  • Laundress
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What Toby family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Toby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toby 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 Toby. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Toby. For the veterans among your Toby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toby lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Toby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Toby in 1943 was 26, and 80 in 2004.

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