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Cox Family History

Cox Name Meaning
English: from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting ‘son of’ or ‘servant of’.Irish (Ulster): mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’), as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

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

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2,604,526 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
279,309 Military Records
143,030 Immigration Records
1,885,165 Census and Voter Lists
6,188,947 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cox Families

  • Number of Cox families
     1,131 - 2,260
     378 - 1,130
     1 - 377
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cox families
     4,290 - 8,578
     1,431 - 4,289
     1 - 1,430
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cox families
     173 - 344
     58 - 172
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cox Family Origin

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Cox Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cox

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Cox Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cox census records

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Cox Civil War Service Records

All Cox
6,865
Confederate
3,549
Union
3,316

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