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 1880, the most common Colt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Colt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Colt family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colt.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Colt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colt 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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