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Coble Family History

Coble Name Meaning

English: from Middle English cobel ‘rowboat’, presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such or possibly as a nickname for a sailor. Americanized spelling of German Kobel.

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

Similar surnames: Cable, Cole, Cobler, Noble, Fowle, Cobble, Coale, Doble, Colle, Goble

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Where is the Coble family from?

You can see how Coble families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coble family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coble families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 23 Coble families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Coble's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Coble families in 1911.
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What did your Coble ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Coble. 28% of Coble men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Coble women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coble were Truck Driver and Cook.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Coble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coble 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 Coble. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Coble. For the veterans among your Coble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coble lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Coble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Coble in 1947 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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