Colson Family History

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Colson Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from Cole 1 or 2.

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


Similar surnames: Polson, Corson, Colton, Coulson, Coalson, Coleson, Dolson, Tolson

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Colson Family Origin

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Colson Family Occupations

What did your Colson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Colson occupation in Canada was Attends School. 17% of Colson's were Attends Schools. A less common occupation for the Colson family was Book Keeper. Attends School, Farmer and Marchand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colson.

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  • Attends School

    17%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Marchand

    9%
  • Book Keeper

    4%

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

Colson Historical Records

What Colson family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Colson Life Expectancy

What is the average Colson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Colson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Colson in 1940 was 61, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colson 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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