Coble Family History

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Coble Name Meaning

English: from Middle English cobel ‘rowboat’, presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such or possibly as a nickname for a sailor. Americanized spelling of German Kobel.

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

Similar surnames: Cable, Cole, Cobler, Noble, Fowle, Cobble, Coale, Doble, Colle, Goble

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Coble Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Coble name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Coble. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Coble Family Origin

Where is the Coble family from?

Coble Family Occupations

What did your Coble ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Coble occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Coble's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Coble family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coble.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Coble Historical Records

What Coble family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Coble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coble 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Coble. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Coble. For the veterans among your Coble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coble Life Expectancy

What is the average Coble lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Coble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Coble in 1947 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coble

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coble 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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