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Colver Family History

Colver Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): variant of Culver .

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

Similar surnames: Collver, Calver, Colter, Coller, Olver, Colyer, Culver, Colvert

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Where is the Colver family from?

You can see how Colver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colver families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Colver families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Colver's in USA. New York had the highest population of Colver families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Colver. 11% of Colver men worked as a Salesman and 32% of Colver women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colver were Teacher and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Teacher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Colver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colver 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 643 immigration records available for the last name Colver. 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 Colver. For the veterans among your Colver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colver lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Colver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Colver in 1957 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

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