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Colvert Name Meaning

French: unflattering nickname from Old French culvert ‘base treacherous’. It is also found in England.

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

Similar surnames: Covert, Colbert, Cobert, Calver, Cowsert, Cover, Colver, Calvert

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Where is the Colvert family from?

You can see how Colvert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colvert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colvert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Colvert families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Colvert's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Colvert families in 1840.
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What did your Colvert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Colvert. 19% of Colvert men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Colvert women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colvert were Labor and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Colvert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colvert 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 560 immigration records available for the last name Colvert. 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 885 military records available for the last name Colvert. For the veterans among your Colvert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colvert lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Colvert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Colvert in 1962 was 57, and 90 in 2004.

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