Cobbs Family History

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Cobbs Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Kobs or Kops. English: patronymic from Cobb.

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

Similar surnames: Hobbs, Coots, Cobb, Dobbs, Copes, Nobbs, Cords, Robbs, Ebbs, Cobbins

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Cobbs Family Origin

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Cobbs Family Occupations

What did your Cobbs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cobbs. 25% of Cobbs men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Cobbs women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cobbs were Janitor and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Laundress
  • Cook
  • Servant

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

Cobbs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Cobbs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cobbs 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cobbs. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Cobbs. For the veterans among your Cobbs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cobbs Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Cobbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cobbs in 1947 was 26, and 70 in 2004.

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