Cosens Family History

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Cosens Name Meaning

English: variant of Cousins.

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

Similar surnames: Cowens, Cozens, Cousens, Cosey, Cowen, Cowans, Bowens, Coveny

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Cosens Family Origin

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Cosens Family Occupations

What did your Cosens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cosens family was Domestic Servant. Farmer, School Teacher and Apprentice were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cosens. The most common Cosens occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Cosens's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School Teacher

  • Apprentice

  • Domestic Servant


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

Cosens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Cosens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cosens 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cosens. 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 513 military records available for the last name Cosens. For the veterans among your Cosens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cosens Life Expectancy

What is the average Cosens lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cosens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Cosens in 1960 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cosens 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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