Hobby Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English hobi ‘hobby’, a small falcon, or from the same word denoting a small horse. habitational name from Hoby in Leicestershire, named with Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’ + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Hubby, Hamby, Godby, Holtby, Corby, Hoy, Sorby, Honey, Roby, Norby

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Hobby Family Origin

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Hobby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Gardener

    4%
  • Joiner

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hobby. A less common occupation for the Hobby family was Joiner. The most common Hobby occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Hobby's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Hobby | Data not to scale

Hobby Historical Records

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Hobby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Hobby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hobby in 1953 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hobby

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