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Cosmo Family History

Cosmo Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Cosmo, an altered form of Cosma, with the regular masculine ending -o.

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


Similar surnames: Cosma, Cosmos, Como, Cosme, Cosio, Cosco, Mosso, Cimo, Roso, Cisco

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Where is the Cosmo family from?

You can see how Cosmo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cosmo family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Cosmo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Cosmo family living in New Mexico. This was 100% of all the recorded Cosmo's in the USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Cosmo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cosmo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cosmo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cosmo. 53% of Cosmo men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Cosmo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cosmo were Butcher and Seamstress.

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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
    53%
  • New Worker
    18%
  • Elevator Operator
    18%
  • Butcher
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Stitcher
    20%
  • Seamstress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cosmo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cosmo 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 944 immigration records available for the last name Cosmo. 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 302 military records available for the last name Cosmo. For the veterans among your Cosmo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cosmo lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Cosmo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Cosmo in 1954 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

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