Colburn Family History

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Colburn Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English col ‘cool’ + burna ‘stream’, as for example Colburn near Catterick in North Yorkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Kilburn, Cliburn, Milburn, Cockburn, Colmer, Chadburn, Cobern

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Colburn Family Origin

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Colburn Family Occupations

What did your Colburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Colburn. 36% of Colburn men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Labourer
    30%
  • Fisherman
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Colburn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Colburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colburn 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 Colburn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Colburn. For the veterans among your Colburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colburn Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Colburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Colburn in 1950 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

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