Colegrove Family History

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Colegrove Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Colgrove. Probably an Americanized form of German Kohlgrube, a habitational name from any of twelve places so named, probably from Middle High German kol ‘coal’ + gruobe ‘pit’, or an altered spelling of Kohlgraf, an occupational name for an overseer of the coal trade.

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

Similar surnames: Colgrove, Congrove, Cosgrove, Lovegrove, Cleve, Holtgrewe, Coldiron

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Colegrove Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Colegrove name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Colegrove. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Colegrove Family Origin

Where is the Colegrove family from?

Colegrove Family Occupations

What did your Colegrove ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Colegrove family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colegrove. The most common Colegrove occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Colegrove's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Retired Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Colegrove ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Colegrove Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Colegrove. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colegrove census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 487 immigration records available for the last name Colegrove. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Colegrove. For the veterans among your Colegrove ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colegrove Life Expectancy

What is the average Colegrove lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Colegrove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Colegrove in 1953 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colegrove

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colegrove ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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