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Cobey Family History

Cobey Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Cobet, from a reduced pet form of the personal name Jacob. English: unexplained. Compare Coby.

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

Similar surnames: Robey, Coley, Couey, Covey, Coby, Cosey, Cotey, Cowey, Rabey, Dobry

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Where is the Cobey family from?

You can see how Cobey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cobey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cobey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Cobey families living in Maryland. This was about 43% of all the recorded Cobey's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Cobey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cobey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cobey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cobey. 22% of Cobey men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Cobey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cobey were Farmer and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cobey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cobey 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 362 immigration records available for the last name Cobey. 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 490 military records available for the last name Cobey. For the veterans among your Cobey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cobey lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Cobey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Cobey in 1965 was 70, and 91 in 2004.

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