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Cobaugh Family History

Cobaugh Surname Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of South German Kuhbach or Kuhbauch or possibly North German Kobarg. The first being a placename in Bavaria and Austria indicates a habitational name; the second may be a mutated form of Kuhbach ‘cow creek’ to ‘cow belly (Bauch)’ a peasant nickname. The third is a variant of a habitational or topographic name Kuhberg meaning ‘cow hill’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lobaugh, Tombaugh, Clabaugh, Coolbaugh, Colbaugh, Carbaugh, Trobaugh

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Where is the Cobaugh family from?

You can see how Cobaugh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cobaugh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cobaugh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Cobaugh family living in Hertfordshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cobaugh's in United Kingdom. Hertfordshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Cobaugh families in 1891.
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What did your Cobaugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Cobaugh. 29% of Cobaugh men worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Brakeman
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Passenger Lists

There are 47 immigration records available for the last name Cobaugh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 608 military records available for the last name Cobaugh. For the veterans among your Cobaugh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cobaugh lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cobaugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cobaugh in 1950 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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