Cobb Family History

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Cobb Name Meaning

from the Middle English byname or personal name Cobbe, Cobba, or its Old Norse cognate Kobbi, which are probably from an element meaning ‘lump’, used to denote a large man. from a reduced form of Jacob.

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


Similar surnames: Lobb, Babb, Job, Corby, Corn, Dobb, Robb, Codd, Bobo, Hobby

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Cobb Family Origin

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Cobb Family Occupations

What did your Cobb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cobb family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cobb. The most common Cobb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Cobb's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cobb ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cobb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cobb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cobb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cobb. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cobb. For the veterans among your Cobb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cobb Life Expectancy

What is the average Cobb lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cobb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cobb in 1941 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cobb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cobb ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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