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Collin Family History

Collin Name Meaning

English and French: from a pet form of English Coll 1, French Colle. Probably an altered spelling of German Kollin. Danish: variant of Colding. Swedish: ornamental name from an unexplained first element, probably from a place name, + the the suffix -in, from Latin -in(i)us ‘descendant of’.

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


Similar surnames: Colling, Follin, Bollin, Colin, Collins, Carlin, Collen, Sellin

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Where is the Collin family from?

You can see how Collin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Collin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Collin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Collin families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Collin's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Collin families in 1840.
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What did your Collin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Collin. 16% of Collin men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Collin women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Collin were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Collin. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Collin. For the veterans among your Collin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Collin lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Collin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Collin in 1952 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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