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

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  • Cultivateur

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Carpentier

    5%

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colin. A less common occupation for the Colin family was Carpentier. The most common Colin occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 11% of Colin's were Cultivateurs.

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Colin Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colin

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