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Colling Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Kollungr, a derivative of Koli, or from an Old English cognate, Colling, a derivative of Cola (see Cole 2). English: from a pet form of Coll 1. Altered spelling of German Kölling (see Kolling).

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


Similar surnames: Collin, Bolling, Collins, Cooling, Rolling, Gosling, Kolling, Halling

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Where is the Colling family from?

You can see how Colling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colling families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Colling families living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Colling's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Colling families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Colling. 20% of Colling men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Colling women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colling were Machinist and Nurse. .

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Nurse
    9%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Colling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colling 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 Colling. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Colling. For the veterans among your Colling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colling lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Colling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Colling in 1963 was 79, and 81 in 2004.

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