Obey Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Compare Obee, of which this is probably a variant.

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


Similar surnames: Obee, Cobey, Otey, Ober, Okey, Sobey, Orey, Dobey, Gobel, Osen

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Obey Family Origin

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Obey Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    18%
  • Bootmaker

    9%
  • Carman

    9%
  • Coachman Domestic

    9%

In 1881, the most common Obey occupation in the UK was Labourer. 18% of Obey's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Obey family was Coachman Domestic. Labourer, Bootmaker and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Obey.

Source: Census data for Obey | Data not to scale

Obey Historical Records

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Obey Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Obey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Obey in 1950 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Obey

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