Cosgrove Family History

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Cosgrove Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Cosgrove in Northamptonshire, named with an Old English personal name Cof + Old English graf ‘grove’, ‘thicket’. Irish: surname adopted from English by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Coscraigh ‘descendant of Coscrach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’, ‘triumphant’ (from coscur ‘victory’, ‘triumph’).

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


Similar surnames: Congrove, Colgrove, Musgrove, Grove, Lovegrove, Wingrove, Cosgrave

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Cosgrove Family Origin

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Cosgrove Family Occupations

What did your Cosgrove ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cosgrove. The most common Cosgrove occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Cosgrove's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Cosgrove family was Tailor.

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Cooper

    2%
  • Tailor

    2%

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

Cosgrove Historical Records

What Cosgrove family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Cosgrove Life Expectancy

What is the average Cosgrove lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cosgrove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cosgrove in 1941 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cosgrove

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cosgrove 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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