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Coll Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Donegal): shortened form of McColl . English: variant of Cole . English: topographic name for someone who lived on a hill from Middle English Old English coll ‘hill’. Catalan: topographic name from coll ‘mountain pass’ from Latin collis ‘hill’. Americanized form of German Koll or Kohl .

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


Similar surnames: Call, Cole, Toll, Cool, Colle, Colla, Moll, Poll, Cull, Boll

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Where is the Coll family from?

You can see how Coll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coll families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 10 Coll families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Coll's in USA. New York had the highest population of Coll families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coll surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coll ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coll. 18% of Coll men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Coll women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coll were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Coll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coll 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Coll. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Coll. For the veterans among your Coll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coll lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Coll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Coll in 1943 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

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