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Combs Name Meaning

English (southern England and southeastern Wales): variant of Coombs . Shortened form of northern Irish McCombs .

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

Similar surnames: Comas, Combe, Combes, Comb, Comber, Tombs, Mccombs, Combee, Cords

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Where is the Combs family from?

You can see how Combs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Combs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Combs families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 119 Combs families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Combs's in USA. New York had the highest population of Combs families in 1840.
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What did your Combs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Combs. 19% of Combs men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Combs women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Combs were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 171,000 census records available for the last name Combs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Combs 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Combs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 42,000 military records available for the last name Combs. For the veterans among your Combs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Combs lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Combs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Combs in 1940 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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