Colony Family History

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Colony Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Irish Clooney.

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


Similar surnames: Colopy, Molony, Colley, Colan, Malony, Coone, Conoly, Solon, Coody

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Colony Family Origin

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Colony Family Occupations

What did your Colony ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Colony family was At Home. Farmer, Carpenter and Works In Tannery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colony. The most common Colony occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Colony's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Works In Tannery

    6%
  • At Home

    3%

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

Colony Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Colony. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colony 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Colony. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Colony. For the veterans among your Colony ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colony Life Expectancy

What is the average Colony lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Colony life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Colony in 1962 was 74, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colony

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colony 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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