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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

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Colgate Family Origin

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Colgate Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    8%
  • Banker

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%

In 1880, Laborer, Banker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colgate. 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.

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Colgate Historical Records

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Colgate Life Expectancy

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