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


Similar surnames: Lobb, Babb, Job, Corby, Corn, Dobb, Robb, Codd, Bobo, Hobby

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Cobb Family Origin

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Cobb Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cobb family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cobb. The most common Cobb occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Cobb's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Cobb Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Cobb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cobb in 1941 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cobb

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