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Colcord Family History

Colcord Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Kalkert:: occupational name for a lime burner from an agent derivative of Middle High German kalc (see Kalkbrenner ). habitational name for someone from Kalke in Brandenburg or Kalkar in Cleve.

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


Similar surnames: Colter, Colford, Galford, Coor, Colmer, Wolford, Record, Pollard

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Where is the Colcord family from?

You can see how Colcord families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colcord family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Colcord families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Colcord families living in Maine. This was about 42% of all the recorded Colcord's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Colcord families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colcord surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colcord ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Colcord. 22% of Colcord men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Colcord women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colcord were Clerk and Registered Nurse. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Registered Nurse
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 552 immigration records available for the last name Colcord. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Colcord. For the veterans among your Colcord ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colcord lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Colcord life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Colcord in 1955 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

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