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Colbert Family History

Colbert Name Meaning
French (Normandy) and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements kol- (akin to Old Norse kollir ‘helmet’) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

460,965 Historical Documents with Colbert on Ancestry.com
103,105 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,927 Military Records
6,033 Immigration Records
77,980 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Colbert Families

  • Number of Colbert families
     129 - 255
     44 - 128
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Colbert families
     50 - 98
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Colbert families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Colbert Family Origin

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Colbert Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Colbert

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Colbert Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Colbert Civil War Service Records

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