Coe Name Meaning

English (Essex and Suffolk): nickname from the jackdaw, Middle English co, Old English ca (see Kay). The jackdaw is noted for its sleek black color, raucous voice, and thievish nature, and any of these attributes could readily have given rise to the nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Roe, Cope, Doe, Coy, Cole, Cote, Cove, Noe, Hoe, Poe

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Coe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Coe name?

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


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Coe Family Origin

Where is the Coe family from?

Coe Family Occupations

What did your Coe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coe. The most common Coe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Coe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Coe family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Coe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 198,000 census records available for the last name Coe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coe 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Coe. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Coe. For the veterans among your Coe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coe Life Expectancy

What is the average Coe lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Coe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Coe in 1943 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coe 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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