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 Family Origin

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Cox Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

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Cox Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cox

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