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Colonna Name Meaning

Southern Italian: topographic name from colonna ‘column’ (from Latin columna).

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


Similar surnames: Celona, Coronel, Corona, Caronna, Colona, Colla, Bologna, Colone

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Where is the Colonna family from?

You can see how Colonna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colonna family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Colonna families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Colonna families living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Colonna's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Colonna families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colonna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colonna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Colonna. 26% of Colonna men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Colonna women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colonna were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
    26%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Barber
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Operator
    13%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Colonna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colonna 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 Colonna. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Colonna. For the veterans among your Colonna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colonna lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Colonna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Colonna in 1949 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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