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Cohill Family History

Cohill Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cahill . Possibly also English: variant of Coghill .

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


Similar surnames: Covill, Tohill, Coghill, Chill, Corell, Coil, Cahall, Coile, Conwill

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Where is the Cohill family from?

You can see how Cohill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cohill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cohill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Cohill family living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Cohill's in USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Cohill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cohill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cohill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cohill. 18% of Cohill men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Cohill women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cohill were Attendant and Laundress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Attendant
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Secretary
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Laundress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Cohill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cohill 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cohill. 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 649 military records available for the last name Cohill. For the veterans among your Cohill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cohill lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Cohill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Cohill in 1956 was 32, and 85 in 2004.

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