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Cobb Family History

Cobb Name Meaning
from the Middle English byname or personal name Cobbe, Cobba, or its Old Norse cognate Kobbi, which are probably from an element meaning ‘lump’, used to denote a large man.from a reduced form of Jacob.

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

2,767,490 Historical Documents with Cobb on Ancestry
493,745 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
67,091 Military Records
20,913 Immigration Records
339,018 Census and Voter Lists
1,846,723 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cobb Families

  • Number of Cobb families
     410 - 818
     137 - 409
     1 - 136
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cobb families
     65 - 128
     22 - 64
     1 - 21
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cobb census records

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Cobb Family Origin

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Cobb Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Cobb Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Cobb census records

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Military Service by Cobb

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