Cockrell Family History

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Cockrell Name Meaning

English: from a diminutive of Middle English cok in the sense ‘rooster’ (see Cocke). This name has also absorbed some cases of the French cognates Coquerille and Coqueral.

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

Similar surnames: Mackrell, Cottrell, Gorrell, Rockwell, Worrell, Cornell, Cordell

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Cockrell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cockrell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cockrell. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Cockrell Family Origin

Where is the Cockrell family from?

Cockrell Family Occupations

What did your Cockrell ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Cockrell Historical Records

What Cockrell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Cockrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cockrell 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 Cockrell. 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 Cockrell. For the veterans among your Cockrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cockrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Cockrell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Cockrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cockrell in 1948 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cockrell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cockrell 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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