Cochran Family History

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Cochran Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from lands in the parish of Paisley, near Glasgow. The place name is of uncertain derivation, perhaps from Welsh coch ‘red’, although this etymology is not supported by the early spelling Coueran.

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


Similar surnames: Cothran, Coran, Corral, Cochrane, Cockram, Rochman, Cothron, Cockran

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Cochran Family Origin

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Cochran Family Occupations

What did your Cochran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cochran. 17% of Cochran men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Cochran women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cochran were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cochran Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 235,000 census records available for the last name Cochran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cochran 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Cochran. 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 65,000 military records available for the last name Cochran. For the veterans among your Cochran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cochran Life Expectancy

What is the average Cochran lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cochran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cochran in 1941 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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