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Coltrane Family History

Coltrane Name Meaning

Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coltaráin a surname associated with County Down.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Coleman, Cloran, Conran, Colleran, Strane, Coltrain, Coltrin, Corkran

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Where is the Coltrane family from?

You can see how Coltrane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coltrane family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coltrane families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Coltrane families living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Coltrane's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Coltrane families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coltrane surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coltrane ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coltrane. 47% of Coltrane men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Coltrane women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coltrane were Farm Laborer and Servant. .

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*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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Coltrane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coltrane census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 131 immigration records available for the last name Coltrane. 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.

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Draft Cards

There are 983 military records available for the last name Coltrane. For the veterans among your Coltrane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coltrane lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Coltrane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Coltrane in 1944 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

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