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Coomes Family History

Coomes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Coombs.

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


Similar surnames: Coombes, Coomer, Comer, Coomber, Combs, Groomes, Commer, Cromer

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Where is the Coomes family from?

You can see how Coomes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coomes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coomes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Coomes families living in British Columbia. This was about 69% of all the recorded Coomes's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Coomes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coomes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coomes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Coomes. 23% of Coomes men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Coomes women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coomes were Farming and House Wife.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • House Wife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Coomes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coomes 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 765 immigration records available for the last name Coomes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Coomes. For the veterans among your Coomes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coomes lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Coomes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Coomes in 1944 was 32, and 70 in 2004.

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