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Couse Family History

Couse Name Meaning

from the medieval northern English personal name Kouse, Kause, corresponding to Old Norse Kausi, a nickname meaning ‘tomcat’. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kaus or Ku(h)se, which is of unexplained origin.

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


Similar surnames: Cruse, Cosse, Rouse, Douse, Corse, Crouse, Fouse, House, Royse

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Where is the Couse family from?

You can see how Couse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Couse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Couse families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 31 Couse families living in New York. This was about 82% of all the recorded Couse's in USA. New York had the highest population of Couse families in 1840.
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What did your Couse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Couse. 16% of Couse men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Couse women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Couse were Manager and Housework. .

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Couse. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Couse. For the veterans among your Couse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Couse lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Couse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Couse in 1963 was 78, and 88 in 2004.

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