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Cogbill Family History

Cogbill Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire): unexplained. It could be a nickname, either from Middle English cok ‘rooster’ + bill ‘beak’ or from Middle English cokebelle ‘small bell’ (from Old French coque ‘shell’). Compare Cogdell, Cogdill.

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


Similar surnames: Coghill, Cogdill, Corbin, Grill, Bill, Corbell, Cogdell, Cowgill

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Where is the Cogbill family from?

You can see how Cogbill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cogbill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cogbill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Cogbill families living in Virginia. This was about 80% of all the recorded Cogbill's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cogbill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cogbill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cogbill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cogbill. 25% of Cogbill men worked as a Salesman and 24% of Cogbill women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cogbill were Farmer and Waitress. .

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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

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    25%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Farm Work
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cogbill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cogbill 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 134 immigration records available for the last name Cogbill. 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 535 military records available for the last name Cogbill. For the veterans among your Cogbill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cogbill lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Cogbill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Cogbill in 1948 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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