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Collison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Collison name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Norway

    6%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Collison Family Origin

Where is the Collison family from?

Collison Family Occupations

What did your Collison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Collison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Collison's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Collison. A less common occupation for the Collison family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    1%

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

Collison Historical Records

What Collison family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Collison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collison 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Collison. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Collison. For the veterans among your Collison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Collison Life Expectancy

What is the average Collison lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Collison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Collison in 1943 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Collison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Collison 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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