Cobbett Family History

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Cobbett Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, either a reduced pet form of Jacob or the older personal name Cutebald, Cubald, a survival of Old English Cu{dh}beald, composed of the elements cu{dh} ‘famous’, ‘well-known’ + beald ‘bold’, ‘brave’.

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

Similar surnames: Corbett, Sibbett, Colbert, Mabbitt, Corlett, Robnett, Cockett

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Cobbett Family Origin

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Cobbett Family Occupations

What did your Cobbett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cobbett occupation in the UK was Laundress. 4% of Cobbett's were Laundresss. Laundress, Baker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cobbett. A less common occupation for the Cobbett family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Laundress

  • Baker

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Cobbett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Cobbett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cobbett 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 Cobbett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cobbett. For the veterans among your Cobbett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cobbett Life Expectancy

What is the average Cobbett lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Cobbett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Cobbett in 1956 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cobbett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cobbett 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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