Dobbs Name Meaning

English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Robert’, common in central England (see Dobb).

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


Similar surnames: Hobbs, Cobbs, Nobbs, Dabbs, Dobbe, Robbs, Dobbins, Abbs, Dabb, Dobry

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Dobbs Family Origin

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Dobbs Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dobbs family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dobbs. The most common Dobbs occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Dobbs's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Dobbs Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Dobbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dobbs in 1940 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dobbs

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