Colt Family History

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Colt Name Meaning

English: from Middle English colt ‘young ass’, later also ‘young horse’, ‘colt’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after asses and horses, or a nickname for an obstinate or frisky person, from the same word. In northern England colt was a generic term for working horses and asses.

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


Similar surnames: Bolt, Cott, Holt, Cole, Pott, Colter, Court, Molt, Corn, Polt

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Colt Family Origin

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Colt Family Occupations

What did your Colt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Colt. 15% of Colt men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Colt women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colt were Clerk and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Colt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Colt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colt 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Colt. 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 Colt. For the veterans among your Colt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colt Life Expectancy

What is the average Colt lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Colt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Colt in 1941 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

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