Cox Name Meaning

English: from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting ‘son of’ or ‘servant of’. Irish (Ulster): mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’), as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

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


Similar surnames: Fox, Box, Coy, Mox, Cobb, Sax, Pol, Joy, Cam, Boe

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Cox Family Origin

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Cox Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cox. 31% of Cox men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Cox women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cox were Carpenter and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Student
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cox Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 291,000 military records available for the last name Cox. For the veterans among your Cox ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cox Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cox life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cox in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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