Colten Family History

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Colten Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant spelling of Colton.

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

Similar surnames: Cotten, Colter, Holten, Collen, Costen, Colden, Colton, Corte, Porten

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Colten Family Origin

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Colten Family Occupations

What did your Colten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Colten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Colten's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Colten family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colten.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Colten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Colten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colten 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 314 immigration records available for the last name Colten. 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 260 military records available for the last name Colten. For the veterans among your Colten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colten Life Expectancy

What is the average Colten lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Colten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Colten in 1963 was 79, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colten 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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