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Cubit Family History

Cubit Name Meaning

English: from Middle English cubit ‘forearm’ (from Latin cubitum), presumably applied as a nickname for someone with strong or otherwise remarkable forearms; in its extended sense, as a unit of length, it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a builder.

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


Similar surnames: Quint, Cain, Cupit, Rubin, Rubio, Cubitt, Subia, Hundt, Lubin, Curie

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Where is the Cubit family from?

You can see how Cubit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cubit family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cubit families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Cubit family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cubit's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Cubit families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cubit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cubit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cubit. 35% of Cubit men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Cubit women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cubit were Farm and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Farm
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cubit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cubit 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Cubit. 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 353 military records available for the last name Cubit. For the veterans among your Cubit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cubit lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cubit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cubit in 1960 was 76, and 71 in 2004.

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