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Cousins Family History

Cousins Name Meaning
English: patronymic from the nickname Cousin.

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

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181,018 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,195 Military Records
11,403 Immigration Records
148,201 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Cousins Families

  • Number of Cousins families
     59 - 115
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cousins families
     409 - 816
     137 - 408
     1 - 136
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cousins families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cousins census records

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Cousins 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 Cousins families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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

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Cousins Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cousins 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 Cousins

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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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Cousins Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cousins census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Cousins ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Cousins Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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