Cosby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire named Cosby, from an Old English personal name Cossa + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Corby, Mosby, Colby, Crosby, Godby, Lusby, Wisby, Hobby, Busby

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Cosby Family Origin

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Cosby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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

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Cosby Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Cosby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cosby in 1945 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cosby

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