Kolbeck Family History

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Kolbeck Name Meaning

German: possibly a habitational name from an abandoned settlement called Colbeck, in the district of Wernigerode, in the Harz Mountains. Scandinavian: from Old Norse kaldr ‘cold’ + bekkr ‘stream’, hence presumably either an ornamental name or a topographic name for someone who lived near a cold stream.

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

Similar surnames: Colbeck, Irlbeck, Bobeck, Kolden, Holbeck, Vorbeck, Kolberg, Goldbeck

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Kolbeck Family Origin

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Kolbeck Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Kolbeck occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 17% of Kolbeck's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Kolbeck family was Farmer. Carpenter, Clerk and Druggist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kolbeck.

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  • Carpenter

  • Clerk

  • Druggist

  • Farmer


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Kolbeck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kolbeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolbeck 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 380 immigration records available for the last name Kolbeck. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kolbeck. For the veterans among your Kolbeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kolbeck Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kolbeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kolbeck in 1950 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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