Dobey Family History

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Dobey Name Meaning

English: variant of Dobbie. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Dobi (see Dobie).

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

Similar surnames: Cobey, Dobry, Dovey, Rabey, Doney, Doby, Obey, Dowey, Okey, Doten

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Dobey Family Origin

Where is the Dobey family from?

Dobey Family Occupations

What did your Dobey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dobey occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 20% of Dobey's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Cabinet Maker and Labourer In Lead Works were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dobey. A less common occupation for the Dobey family was Laundress.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Labourer In Lead Works

  • Laundress


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

Dobey Historical Records

What Dobey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dobey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dobey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Dobey

Passenger List

There are 125 immigration records available for the last name Dobey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 409 military records available for the last name Dobey. For the veterans among your Dobey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dobey Life Expectancy

What is the average Dobey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dobey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dobey in 1962 was 70, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dobey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dobey 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.

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