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Colvin Family History

Colvin Name Meaning
Scottish and English: variant of Colville, probably reflecting a local pronunciation.

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

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124,811 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,883 Military Records
7,794 Immigration Records
98,697 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Colvin Families

  • Number of Colvin families
     98 - 193
     33 - 97
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Colvin families
     68 - 133
     23 - 67
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Colvin families
     99 - 196
     34 - 98
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Colvin census records

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Colvin Family Origin

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Colvin Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Colvin

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Colvin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Colvin census records

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Colvin Civil War Service Records

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