Cogswell Family History

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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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Cogswell Family Origin

Where is the Cogswell family from?

Cogswell Family Occupations

What did your Cogswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cogswell occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 6% of Cogswell's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Pawnbroker and Annitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cogswell. A less common occupation for the Cogswell family was Boot & Shoe Maker.

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  • Carpenter

  • Pawnbroker

  • Annitant

  • Boot & Shoe Maker


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

Cogswell Historical Records

What Cogswell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Cogswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cogswell 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 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 Card

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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Cogswell Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cogswell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cogswell 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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