Cousins Family History

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Cousins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the nickname Cousin.

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

Similar surnames: Cousin, Cousens, Couzens, Cobbins, Cossin, Coppins, Collins, Calkins

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Cousins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cousins name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cousins. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Cousins Family Origin

Where is the Cousins family from?

Cousins Family Occupations

What did your Cousins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cousins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Cousins's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cousins family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cousins.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Cousins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 165,000 census records available for the last name Cousins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cousins 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Cousins. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Cousins. For the veterans among your Cousins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cousins Life Expectancy

What is the average Cousins lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Cousins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cousins in 1951 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cousins 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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