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Colgate Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Colgate in Sussex or Colgates in Kent, which are named with Old English col ‘charcoal’ + geat ‘gate’, indicating a gate leading into woodland where charcoal was burned.

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


Similar surnames: Holgate, Colgrove, Tungate, Clare, Hungate, Cole, Redgate, Colla

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Colgate Family Origin

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Colgate Family Occupations

What did your Colgate ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Colgate family was Bookkeeper. The most common Colgate occupation in the USA was Laborer. 8% of Colgate's were Laborers. Laborer, Banker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colgate.

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  • Laborer

    8%
  • Banker

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%

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

Colgate Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Colgate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colgate 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Colgate. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Colgate. For the veterans among your Colgate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colgate Life Expectancy

What is the average Colgate lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Colgate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Colgate in 1950 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colgate

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colgate 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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