Colin Family History

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Colin Name Meaning

French: from a reduced pet form of the personal name Nicolas (see Nicholas). English: variant spelling of Collin.

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

Similar surnames: Collin, Jolin, Olin, Polin, Colen, Nolin, Rolin, Tolin, Bodin, Colan

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Colin Family Origin

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Colin Family Occupations

What did your Colin ancestors do for a living?

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Student
  • Steam Fitter

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

Colin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Colin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colin 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Colin. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Colin. For the veterans among your Colin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colin Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Colin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Colin in 1950 was 58, and 82 in 2004.

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