Colgrove Family History

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Colgrove Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Colgrave, which appears to be a topographic name from Middle English cole ‘coal’ + grave ‘pit’, ‘grave’ (Old English col + græf), or perhaps a habitational name from a lost place so named. Probably an Americanized form of German Kohlgrube (see Colegrove).

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


Similar surnames: Colegrove, Cosgrove, Congrove, Grove, Lovegrove, Colton, Wingrove

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Colgrove Family Origin

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Colgrove Family Occupations

What did your Colgrove ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colgrove. A less common occupation for the Colgrove family was Blacksmith. The most common Colgrove occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Colgrove's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Colgrove Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Colgrove Life Expectancy

What is the average Colgrove lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Colgrove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Colgrove in 1950 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colgrove

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colgrove 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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