Colyer Family History

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Colyer Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Collier.

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

Similar surnames: Collyer, Coller, Colyar, Colter, Colmer, Colver, Boyer, Comer, Conyer

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Colyer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Colyer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Colyer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Colyer Family Origin

Where is the Colyer family from?

Colyer Family Occupations

What did your Colyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Colyer family was Carpenter. The most common Colyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Colyer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colyer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Colyer Historical Records

What Colyer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Colyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colyer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Colyer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Colyer. For the veterans among your Colyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Colyer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Colyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Colyer in 1945 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colyer 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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