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

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Cobey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Day Laborer

    7%
  • Farmer & Carpenter

    7%

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

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Cobey Historical Records

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Cobey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1965 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cobey

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