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Kolba Family History

Kolba Name Meaning

from kolba ‘corn cob’ or ‘butt end of a rifle’, perhaps an indirect occupational name for a soldier. adaptation of the German surname Kolb.

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

Similar surnames: Kolb, Korba, Kolbo, Kolbe, Golba, Kolby, Kalka, Korb, Kalb, Koll

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Where is the Kolba family from?

You can see how Kolba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolba family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kolba families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Kolba families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Kolba's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kolba families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kolba surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kolba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kolba. 59% of Kolba men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kolba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolba 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 467 immigration records available for the last name Kolba. 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 204 military records available for the last name Kolba. For the veterans among your Kolba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolba lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kolba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Kolba in 1961 was 53, and 89 in 2004.

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