Cox Name Meaning

English: from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting ‘son of’ or ‘servant of’. Irish (Ulster): mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’), as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

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


Similar surnames: Fox, Box, Coy, Mox, Cobb, Sax, Pol, Joy, Cam, Boe

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Cox Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cox name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    55%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Cox Family Origin

Where is the Cox family from?

Cox Family Occupations

What did your Cox ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cox family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cox. The most common Cox occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Cox's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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Cox Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Cox. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cox 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 161,000 immigration records available for the last name Cox. 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 291,000 military records available for the last name Cox. For the veterans among your Cox ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cox Life Expectancy

What is the average Cox lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cox life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cox in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cox 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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