Cobey Family History

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Cobey Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Cobet, from a reduced pet form of the personal name Jacob. English: unexplained. Compare Coby.

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


Similar surnames: Robey, Coley, Couey, Covey, Coby, Cosey, Cotey, Cowey, Rabey, Dobry

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Cobey Family Origin

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Cobey Family Occupations

What did your Cobey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ball Bearing Machinist Heav Work and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cobey. 10% of Cobey men worked as a Ball Bearing Machinist Heav Work and 59% of Cobey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cobey were Engineer (water Work) and Mail Dispatch Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Ball Bearing Machinist Heav Work
    10%
  • Capstan Lathe Hand Electric A Welder
    10%
  • Catering Trade (h W
    10%
  • Engineer (water Work)
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    59%
  • Chemical Process Wor
    9%
  • House Duties
    9%
  • Mail Dispatch Clerk
    9%

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

Cobey Historical Records

What Cobey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cobey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cobey 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 362 immigration records available for the last name Cobey. 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 490 military records available for the last name Cobey. For the veterans among your Cobey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cobey Life Expectancy

What is the average Cobey lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Cobey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Cobey in 1965 was 70, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cobey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cobey 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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