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Cosgrove Family History

Cosgrove Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Cosgrove in Northamptonshire named with an Old English personal name Cōf + Old English grāf ‘grove thicket’. Irish (Fermanagh; Armagh): adopted for Ó Coscraigh ‘descendant of Coscrach’ or Mac Coscraigh ‘son of Coscrach’ a byname meaning ‘victorious triumphant’ from coscur ‘victory triumph’.

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


Similar surnames: Congrove, Colgrove, Musgrove, Grove, Lovegrove, Wingrove, Cosgrave

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Where is the Cosgrove family from?

You can see how Cosgrove families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cosgrove family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cosgrove families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Cosgrove families living in New York. This was about 46% of all the recorded Cosgrove's in USA. New York had the highest population of Cosgrove families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cosgrove surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cosgrove ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cosgrove. 11% of Cosgrove men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Cosgrove women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cosgrove were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

There are 96,000 census records available for the last name Cosgrove. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cosgrove 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Cosgrove. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Cosgrove. For the veterans among your Cosgrove ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cosgrove lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cosgrove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cosgrove in 1941 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

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