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Colyer Name Meaning

English: variant of Collier .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Colyer family from?

You can see how Colyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colyer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Colyer families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Colyer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Colyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Colyer. 23% of Colyer men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Colyer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colyer were Farming 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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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