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Cobern Family History

Cobern Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kobern, a habitational name from Kowarren, the German form of a place in Lithuania called Kavarskas, named in Lithuanian from kovoti ‘to forge’. English: possibly a variant spelling of Cockburn.

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


Similar surnames: Coben, Coburn, Cofer, Kober, Tober, Comer, Cober, Cobey, Corn, Ober

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Where is the Cobern family from?

You can see how Cobern families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cobern family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cobern families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Cobern families living in Hampshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Cobern's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Cobern families in 1891.
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What did your Cobern ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cobern. 100% of Cobern men worked as a Gardener and 89% of Cobern women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Gardener
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Student
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 205 immigration records available for the last name Cobern. 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 Cards

There are 718 military records available for the last name Cobern. For the veterans among your Cobern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cobern lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cobern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cobern in 1960 was 72, and 87 in 2004.

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