Cobey Family History

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Cobey Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Cobet, from a reduced pet form of the personal name Jacob. English: unexplained. Compare Coby.

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

Similar surnames: Robey, Coley, Couey, Covey, Coby, Cosey, Cotey, Cowey, Rabey, Dobry

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Cobey Family Origin

Where is the Cobey family from?

Cobey Family Occupations

What did your Cobey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cobey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Cobey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cobey. A less common occupation for the Cobey family was Farmer & Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Day Laborer

  • Farmer & Carpenter


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cobey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cobey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cobey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cobey 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 362 immigration records available for the last name Cobey. 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 490 military records available for the last name Cobey. For the veterans among your Cobey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cobey Life Expectancy

What is the average Cobey lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Cobey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Cobey in 1965 was 70, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cobey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cobey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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