Combe Family History

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Combe Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a narrow valley, Middle English combe or habitational name from a place named with this word (see Coombe). Irish: reduced form of McCombe (see McComb). French: topographic name from Gaulish cumba ‘(narrow) valley’, ‘combe’. Compare Lacombe.

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

Similar surnames: Coombe, Combes, Homme, Lacombe, Jobe, Cove, Combs, Corby, Comte

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Combe Family Origin

Where is the Combe family from?

Combe Family Occupations

What did your Combe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Combe occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 7% of Combe's were Fishermans. A less common occupation for the Combe family was Shoemaker. Fisherman, Tailor and Farm Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Combe.

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  • Fisherman

  • Tailor

  • Farm Servant

  • Shoemaker


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

Combe Historical Records

What Combe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Combe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Combe 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Combe. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Combe. For the veterans among your Combe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Combe Life Expectancy

What is the average Combe lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Combe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Combe in 1956 was 64, and 87 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Combe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Combe 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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