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Cogswell Family History

Cogswell Name Meaning

habitational name from Great and Little Coxwell in Oxfordshire, named with an Old English personal name Cocc + Old English wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. variant of Coggeshall.

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

Similar surnames: Doswell, Oswell, Carswell, Colwell, Cornwell, Caswell, Cordwell

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Where is the Cogswell family from?

You can see how Cogswell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cogswell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cogswell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 72 Cogswell families living in London. This was about 34% of all the recorded Cogswell's in the UK. London had the highest population of Cogswell families in 1891.
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What did your Cogswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Medical Practitioner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cogswell. 25% of Cogswell men worked as a Medical Practitioner and 81% of Cogswell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cogswell were None and Unpaid Domestic.

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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

  • Medical Practitioner
  • Bank Clerk
  • Gas Fitter
  • None

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cogswell. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Cogswell. For the veterans among your Cogswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cogswell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cogswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cogswell in 1943 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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