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Colon Family History

Colon Name Meaning

Spanish (Colón): from the Latin Colombus, Colomba meaning ‘dove’, a personal name favored by early Christians because the dove was considered to be the symbol of the Holy Spirit.

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


Similar surnames: Colton, Colone, Colen, Colin, Polon, Colo, Malon, Caron, Colla, Nolen

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Where is the Colon family from?

You can see how Colon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colon families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Colon families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Colon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Colon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Trapper and Nil were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Colon. 37% of Colon men worked as a Trapper and 67% of Colon women worked as a Nil. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colon were Presser and Farmer.

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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

  • Trapper
    37%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Labourer
    19%
  • Presser
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nil
    67%
  • Farmer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 212,000 census records available for the last name Colon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colon 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Colon. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Colon. For the veterans among your Colon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Colon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Colon in 1944 was 58, and 69 in 2004.

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