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Colling Name Meaning

English (northern England and Devon): from the Old Norse personal name Kollungr a derivative of Koli or from Old English Colling a derivative of Cola (see Cole ). Alternatively from a pet form of the personal name Col(l) a pet form of Nicholas (see also Colin ). German: variant of Kolling and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Collin, Bolling, Collins, Cooling, Rolling, Gosling, Kolling, Halling

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Where is the Colling family from?

You can see how Colling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colling families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 119 Colling families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Colling's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Colling families in 1911.
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What did your Colling ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Colling. 61% of Colling men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Colling women worked as a Domestic. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Farmers Son
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Colling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colling 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Colling. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Colling. For the veterans among your Colling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colling lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Colling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Colling in 1963 was 79, and 81 in 2004.

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