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Colestock Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the German name Kohlstock, from Kohlstock ‘cabbage stalk’, perhaps applied as a nickname for a stiff or formal person.

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

Similar surnames: Colegrove, Cheslock, Kollock, Kostick, Haverstock, Pollock, Morelock

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Where is the Colestock family from?

You can see how Colestock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colestock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colestock families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Colestock family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Colestock's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Colestock families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colestock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colestock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Colestock. 32% of Colestock men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Colestock women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colestock were Clerk and Principal.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Principal
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What Colestock family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Colestock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colestock census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 90 immigration records available for the last name Colestock. 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 Cards

There are 384 military records available for the last name Colestock. For the veterans among your Colestock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colestock lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Colestock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Colestock in 1963 was 71, and 72 in 2004.

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