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 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Colen. 17% of Colen men worked as a Salesman and 17% of Colen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colen were Clerk and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%

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

Colen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 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 1,000 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 712 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.

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