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Colette Name Meaning

American French: variant of Collette 1 itself an altered form of French Collet . French: variant of Collette

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


Similar surnames: Collette, Molette, Nolette, Chelette, Caplette, Monette, Caouette

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Where is the Colette family from?

You can see how Colette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colette family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colette families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Colette family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Colette's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Colette families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Colette. 35% of Colette men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Colette women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colette were Porter and Bench Hand. .

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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
    35%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Porter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    30%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Bench Hand
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Colette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colette 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 480 immigration records available for the last name Colette. 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 357 military records available for the last name Colette. For the veterans among your Colette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colette lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Colette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Colette in 1960 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

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