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Oby Surname Meaning

Americanized form of French Canadian Aubé; see Aube

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ory, Obi, Oba, Doby, Roby, Coby, Eby, Osby, Obey, Toby

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Where is the Oby family from?

You can see how Oby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oby family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Oby families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Oby families living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Oby's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Oby families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oby. 34% of Oby men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Oby women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oby were Mechanic and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Yard Boy
    21%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    34%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • Assistance
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 125 immigration records available for the last name Oby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 640 military records available for the last name Oby. For the veterans among your Oby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oby lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Oby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Oby in 1961 was 55, and 91 in 2004.

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