Collin Family History

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Collin Name Meaning

English and French: from a pet form of English Coll 1, French Colle. Probably an altered spelling of German Kollin. Danish: variant of Colding. Swedish: ornamental name from an unexplained first element, probably from a place name, + the the suffix -in, from Latin -in(i)us ‘descendant of’.

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

Similar surnames: Colling, Follin, Bollin, Colin, Collins, Carlin, Collen, Sellin

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Collin Family Origin

Where is the Collin family from?

Collin Family Occupations

What did your Collin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Collin family was School. The most common Collin occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 12% of Collin's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Collin.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • School


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

Collin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Collin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collin 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Collin. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Collin. For the veterans among your Collin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Collin Life Expectancy

What is the average Collin lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Collin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Collin in 1952 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Collin 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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