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Collen Family History

Collen Name Meaning

English (Cambridgeshire): variant of Colin .

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


Similar surnames: Collin, Colley, Wollen, Follen, Colten, Pollen, Coller, Colle, Cullen

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Where is the Collen family from?

You can see how Collen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Collen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Collen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Collen families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Collen's in USA. New York had the highest population of Collen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Collen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Collen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Collen. 12% of Collen men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Collen women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Collen were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Collen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collen 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Collen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Collen. For the veterans among your Collen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Collen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Collen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Collen in 1962 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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