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Cosby Family History

Cosby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire named Cosby, from an Old English personal name Cossa + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

308,027 Historical Documents with Cosby on Ancestry.com
51,562 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,563 Military Records
1,968 Immigration Records
37,856 Census and Voter Lists
208,078 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cosby Families

  • Number of Cosby families
     119 - 235
     40 - 118
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cosby families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cosby families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cosby census records

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Cosby Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Cosby families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Cosby Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cosby families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Cosby

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Cosby Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cosby census records

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Cosby Civil War Service Records

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