Hobson Family History

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Hobson Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from the medieval personal name Hobb(e), a short form of Robert. For the altered initial, compare Hick.

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

Similar surnames: Robson, Dobson, Howson, Hodson, Sibson, Hudson, Tomson, Henson

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Hobson Family Origin

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Hobson Family Occupations

What did your Hobson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hobson occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Hobson's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hobson. A less common occupation for the Hobson family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Hobson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 239,000 census records available for the last name Hobson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hobson 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Hobson. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Hobson. For the veterans among your Hobson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hobson Life Expectancy

What is the average Hobson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hobson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hobson in 1940 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hobson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hobson 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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