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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish and Czech : from a pet form of a traditional Slavic personal name beginning with the Old Slavic element dob ‘courageous’, ‘noble’, as for example Dobeslav (Polish Dobies{l-}aw), or from Czech Tobiáš (see Tobias).

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