Cosman Family History

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Cosman Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of North German and Jewish Kosman.

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

Similar surnames: Gosman, Cossman, Kosman, Colman, Rosman, Osman, Corman, Coan, Moosman

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Cosman Family Origin

Where is the Cosman family from?

Cosman Family Occupations

What did your Cosman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cosman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Cosman's were Farmers. Farmer, Tinsmith and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cosman. A less common occupation for the Cosman family was Farmer'S Son.

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  • Farmer

  • Tinsmith

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer'S Son


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

Cosman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Cosman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cosman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cosman. 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 677 military records available for the last name Cosman. For the veterans among your Cosman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cosman Life Expectancy

What is the average Cosman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Cosman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Cosman in 1951 was 76, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cosman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cosman 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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