Cochran Family History

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Cochran Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from lands in the parish of Paisley, near Glasgow. The place name is of uncertain derivation, perhaps from Welsh coch ‘red’, although this etymology is not supported by the early spelling Coueran.

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

Similar surnames: Cothran, Coran, Corral, Cochrane, Cockram, Rochman, Cothron, Cockran

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Cochran Family Origin

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Cochran Family Occupations

What did your Cochran ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cochran occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Cochran's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cochran family was Annuitant. Farmer, Joiner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cochran.

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  • Farmer

  • Joiner

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Cochran Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cochran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cochran 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cochran. 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 Cochran. For the veterans among your Cochran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cochran Life Expectancy

What is the average Cochran lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cochran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cochran in 1941 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cochran

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cochran 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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