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 1881, the most common Colburn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Colburn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Colburn family was Labourer. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colburn.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Labourer

    9%

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

Colburn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Colburn lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colburn 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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