History of your Surname
Get access to Collishaw family records.Start a free trial

Collishaw Family History

Collishaw Name Meaning

see Cowlishaw .

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016

Similar surnames: Cowlishaw, Clisham, Dillashaw, Calliham, Colligan, Collister, Collias

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Collishaw family from?

You can see how Collishaw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Collishaw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Collishaw families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1920 there were 7 Collishaw families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Collishaw's in USA. New York had the highest population of Collishaw families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Collishaw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Collishaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Radio Repair and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Collishaw. 100% of Collishaw men worked as a Radio Repair and 100% of Collishaw women worked as a Secretary. .

View Census Data for Collishaw | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Radio Repair

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Collishaw family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Collishaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collishaw census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Collishaw

Passenger Lists

There are 429 immigration records available for the last name Collishaw. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Collishaw immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 288 military records available for the last name Collishaw. For the veterans among your Collishaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Collishaw military records

You've only scratched the surface of Collishaw family history

Discover More

What is the average Collishaw lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Collishaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Collishaw in 1957 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Collishaw

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Collishaw family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Collishaw last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial