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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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Where is the Coe family from?

You can see how Coe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 160 Coe families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Coe's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Coe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Coe. 16% of Coe men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Coe women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coe were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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