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Colson Family History

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

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

336,454 Historical Documents with Colson on Ancestry.com
81,561 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,151 Military Records
4,528 Immigration Records
54,273 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Colson Families

  • Number of Colson families
     60 - 117
     21 - 59
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Colson families
     76 - 150
     26 - 75
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Colson families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Colson census records

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Colson Family Origin

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Colson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Colson families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Colson

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Colson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Colson census records

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Colson Civil War Service Records

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