Collings Family History

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Collings Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Colling.

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

Similar surnames: Colling, Collinge, Collins, Dollins, Hollings, Cooling, Gillings

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Collings Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Collings name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Collings. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Collings Family Origin

Where is the Collings family from?

Collings Family Occupations

What did your Collings ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Collings. The most common Collings occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Collings's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Collings family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher


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

Collings Historical Records

What Collings family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Collings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collings 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Collings. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Collings. For the veterans among your Collings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Collings Life Expectancy

What is the average Collings lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Collings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Collings in 1944 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Collings

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Collings 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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