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Coben Family History

Coben Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Koben, a habitational name from a place named Coben, from Middle High German kobe ‘hut’, ‘shelter’.

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

Similar surnames: Cobern, Goben, Coven, Bogen, Kober, Boden, Copen, Bobek, Cobey, Hober

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Where is the Coben family from?

You can see how Coben families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coben family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coben families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Coben families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Coben's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Coben families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coben surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coben ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Coben. 60% of Coben men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Tailleur
  • Printer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Coben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coben 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Coben. 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 Cards

There are 320 military records available for the last name Coben. For the veterans among your Coben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coben lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Coben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Coben in 1962 was 73, and 69 in 2004.

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