Collyer Family History

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Collyer Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Collier.

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

Similar surnames: Coller, Colyer, Collver, Colyar, Hillyer, Colter, Collen, Hellyer

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Collyer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Collyer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Collyer Family Origin

Where is the Collyer family from?

Collyer Family Occupations

What did your Collyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Collyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Collyer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Collyer. A less common occupation for the Collyer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Collyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Collyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collyer 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Collyer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Collyer. For the veterans among your Collyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Collyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Collyer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Collyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Collyer in 1946 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Collyer 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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