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Colee Family History

Colee Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; possibly an altered spelling of English Coley.

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


Similar surnames: Cole, Clee, Coley, Colie, Coler, Colmer, Folse, Noles, Conlee, Cowee

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Where is the Colee family from?

You can see how Colee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colee family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Colee families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Colee family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Colee's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Colee families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Colee. 44% of Colee men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Colee women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colee were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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
    44%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Typist
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Colee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colee 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 263 immigration records available for the last name Colee. 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 467 military records available for the last name Colee. For the veterans among your Colee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colee lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Colee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Colee in 1962 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

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