College Family History

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College Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Colledge.

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

Similar surnames: Colley, Coller, Collen, Collie, Conlee, Collinge, Collette, Colle

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College Family Origin

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College Family Occupations

What did your College ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common College occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of College's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by College. A less common occupation for the College family was Buggy Smith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Buggy Smith


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College Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name College. Like a window into their day-to-day life, College 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name College. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name College. For the veterans among your College ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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College Life Expectancy

What is the average College lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, College life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for College in 1955 was 34, and 54 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your College 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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