Collier Family History

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Collier Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer or seller of coal, from Middle English cole ‘(char)coal’ + the agent suffix -(i)er.

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

Similar surnames: Hollier, Callier, Hillier, Toller, Cobler, Colling, Collins, Colter

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Collier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Collier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Collier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Collier Family Origin

Where is the Collier family from?

Collier Family Occupations

What did your Collier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Collier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Collier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Collier family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Collier.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Collier Historical Records

What Collier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 373,000 census records available for the last name Collier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collier 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Collier. 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 57,000 military records available for the last name Collier. For the veterans among your Collier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Collier Life Expectancy

What is the average Collier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Collier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Collier in 1941 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Collier 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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