Colo Family History

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Colo Name Meaning

from the personal name Colo, a short form of Nicolo (see Nicholas). (Colò) nickname from medieval Greek kolos ‘lame’, classical Greek kylos.

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

Similar surnames: Cola, Colao, Cole, Como, Coll, Colla, Volk, Cobo, Calo, Wolf

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Colo Family Origin

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Colo Family Occupations

What did your Colo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Colo family was Janitor. Laborer, Car Washer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colo. The most common Colo occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Colo's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Car Washer

  • Farmer

  • Janitor


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

Colo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Colo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colo 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Colo. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Colo. For the veterans among your Colo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colo Life Expectancy

What is the average Colo lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Colo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Colo in 1952 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colo 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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