Colen Family History

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Colen Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Colin, Cole, Olen, Dolen, Holen, Rolen, Bolen, Nolen, Colon, Molen

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Colen Family Origin

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Colen Family Occupations

What did your Colen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colen. A less common occupation for the Colen family was Clk In Clothing House. The most common Colen occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Colen's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    33%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Brick Mason

    7%
  • Clk In Clothing House

    7%

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

Colen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Colen Life Expectancy

What is the average Colen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Colen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Colen in 1956 was 56, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colen 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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