Cobbs Family History

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Cobbs Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Kobs or Kops. English: patronymic from Cobb.

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


Similar surnames: Hobbs, Coots, Cobb, Dobbs, Copes, Nobbs, Cords, Robbs, Ebbs, Cobbins

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Cobbs Family Origin

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Cobbs Family Occupations

What did your Cobbs ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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

Cobbs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cobbs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cobbs 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 Cobbs. 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 Cobbs. For the veterans among your Cobbs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cobbs Life Expectancy

What is the average Cobbs lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Cobbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cobbs in 1947 was 26, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cobbs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cobbs 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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