Cookson Family History

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Cookson Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): patronymic from Cook.

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


Similar surnames: Cooks, Cookman, Nickson, Coxson, Coleson, Coalson, Colson, Coulson

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Cookson Family Origin

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Cookson Family Occupations

What did your Cookson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cookson. A less common occupation for the Cookson family was Carpenter. The most common Cookson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Cookson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Cookson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cookson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cookson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cookson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cookson. For the veterans among your Cookson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cookson Life Expectancy

What is the average Cookson lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Cookson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cookson in 1947 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cookson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cookson 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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