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Cobo Family History

Cobo Name Meaning

from a variant of the medieval nickname Calvo ‘bald’ (from Latin calvus). habitational name from any of various minor places. They may have been named from the same word as in 1, referring to a bare and treeless appearance, or alternatively from Late Latin cova ‘hollow’.

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


Similar surnames: Coto, Corbo, Cobos, Bobo, Colo, Lobo, Corby, Cota, Hoo, Coco

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Where is the Cobo family from?

You can see how Cobo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cobo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Cobo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Cobo families living in New York. This was about 69% of all the recorded Cobo's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Cobo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cobo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cobo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cobo. 64% of Cobo men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Cobo women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cobo were Mechanic and Bookkeeper.

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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
    64%
  • Corporal
    19%
  • Mechanic
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Typist
    23%
  • Housekeeping
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cobo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cobo 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cobo. 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 359 military records available for the last name Cobo. For the veterans among your Cobo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cobo lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cobo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cobo in 1957 was 60, and 65 in 2004.

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