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Collings Name Meaning

English: variant of Collins or Colling with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Colling, Collinge, Collins, Dollins, Hollings, Cooling, Gillings

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Where is the Collings family from?

You can see how Collings families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Collings family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Collings families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 76 Collings families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Collings's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Collings families in 1911.
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What did your Collings ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Collings. 31% of Collings men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Collings women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Collings were Machinist and Spooler. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • At Home
  • Saleslady
  • Spooler
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Collings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collings 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Collings. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Collings. For the veterans among your Collings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Collings lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Collings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Collings in 1944 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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