Collin Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Collin Family Origin

Where is the Collin family from?

Collin Family Occupations

What did your Collin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Collin. The most common Collin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Collin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Collin family was Keeping House.

View Census data for Collin | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Collin Historical Records

What Collin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Collin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Collin

Passenger List

There are 642 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.

View all Collin immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 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.

View all Collin military records

You've only scratched the surface of Collin family history.

Collin Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Collin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Collin 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.

Famous Collin Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Look up another name