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Colt Family History

Colt Name Meaning
English: from Middle English colt ‘young ass’, later also ‘young horse’, ‘colt’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after asses and horses, or a nickname for an obstinate or frisky person, from the same word. In northern England colt was a generic term for working horses and asses.

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

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16,889 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,518 Military Records
2,275 Immigration Records
14,198 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Colt Families

  • Number of Colt families
     27 - 52
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Colt families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Colt families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Colt Family Origin

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Colt Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Colt

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Colt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Colt census records

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Colt Civil War Service Records

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