Combs Family History

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Combs Name Meaning

Northern Irish: reduced form of McCombs. English: variant of Coombs.

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


Similar surnames: Comas, Combe, Combes, Comb, Comber, Tombs, Mccombs, Combee, Cords

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Combs Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Combs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Combs. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    57%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Combs Family Origin

Where is the Combs family from?

Combs Family Occupations

What did your Combs ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Combs. A less common occupation for the Combs family was Laborer. The most common Combs occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Combs's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Labourer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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

Combs Historical Records

What Combs family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 171,000 census records available for the last name Combs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Combs 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Combs. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Combs. For the veterans among your Combs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Combs Life Expectancy

What is the average Combs lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Combs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Combs in 1940 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Combs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Combs 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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