Hobby Family History

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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

Where is the Hobby family from?

Hobby Family Occupations

What did your Hobby ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Gardener

  • Joiner


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

Hobby Historical Records

What Hobby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hobby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hobby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hobby. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hobby. For the veterans among your Hobby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hobby Life Expectancy

What is the average Hobby lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hobby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hobby 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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