Colville Family History

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Colville Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Colleville in Seine-Maritime, France, named with the Scandinavian personal name Koli (see Cole 2) + Old French ville ‘settlement’, ‘village’.

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

Similar surnames: Carville, Monville, Melville, Neville, Courville, Scoville, Douville

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Colville Family Origin

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Colville Family Occupations

What did your Colville ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Colville family was Butcher. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colville. The most common Colville occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Colville's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Butcher


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Colville Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Colville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colville 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Colville. 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 Colville. For the veterans among your Colville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colville Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Colville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Colville in 1945 was 40, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colville 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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