Tobias Family History

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Tobias Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish (Tobías), Hungarian (Tóbiás), and Jewish: from a Greek form of the Hebrew male personal name Tovyah ‘Jehovah is good’, which, together with various derivative forms, has been popular among Jews for generations.

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

Similar surnames: Tobia, Tobin, Tobiasz, Golias, Dobias, Tougas, Matias, Bias, Robins

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Tobias Family Origin

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Tobias Family Occupations

What did your Tobias ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tobias. The most common Tobias occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Tobias's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Tobias family was Baker.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Baker


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

Tobias Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Tobias. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tobias 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Tobias. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Tobias. For the veterans among your Tobias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tobias Life Expectancy

What is the average Tobias lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tobias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tobias in 1943 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tobias

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tobias 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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