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Collar Name Meaning

English: variant of Collier. Spanish: from collar ‘collar’. Americanized spelling of German Koller or Kohler.

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

Similar surnames: Coller, Colyar, Dollar, Colle, Callard, Koller, Colter, Lollar

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Where is the Collar family from?

You can see how Collar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Collar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Collar families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Collar families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Collar's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Collar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Collar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Collar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Collar. 23% of Collar men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Collar women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Collar were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Collar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collar 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Collar. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Collar. For the veterans among your Collar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Collar lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Collar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Collar in 1950 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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