Combes Family History

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Combes Name Meaning

English: variant of Coombs. French: habitational name from any of various places in southern France, for example in Hérault, named Combes, from Latin cumba ‘narrow valley’, ‘ravine’, a word of Gaulish origin.

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

Similar surnames: Combe, Coombe, Combs, Coombes, Comes, Cordes, Coombs, Comley, Combee

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Combes Family Origin

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Combes Family Occupations

What did your Combes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Combes occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Combes's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Combes family was Carpenter. Labourer, Bricklayer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Combes.

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  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Combes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Combes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Combes 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Combes. 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 Combes. For the veterans among your Combes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Combes Life Expectancy

What is the average Combes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Combes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Combes in 1955 was 67, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Combes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Combes 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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