Cobb Family History

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Cobb Name Meaning

from the Middle English byname or personal name Cobbe, Cobba, or its Old Norse cognate Kobbi, which are probably from an element meaning ‘lump’, used to denote a large man. from a reduced form of Jacob.

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


Similar surnames: Lobb, Babb, Job, Corby, Corn, Dobb, Robb, Codd, Bobo, Hobby

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Cobb Family Origin

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Cobb Family Occupations

What did your Cobb ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cobb. 22% of Cobb men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Cobb women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cobb were Salesman and Baker

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    23%
  • Domestic
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Baker
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cobb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 353,000 census records available for the last name Cobb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cobb 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Cobb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 68,000 military records available for the last name Cobb. For the veterans among your Cobb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cobb Life Expectancy

What is the average Cobb lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cobb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cobb in 1941 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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