Kolby Family History

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Kolby Name Meaning

Americanized spelling or variant of German Kolbe, a variant of Kolb.

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


Similar surnames: Kolbe, Kolb, Colby, Kaley, Dolby, Kolba, Poley, Kolp, Kole, Joly

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Kolby Family Origin

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Kolby Family Occupations

What did your Kolby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Butcher, Engineer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kolby. The most common Kolby occupation in the USA was Butcher. 14% of Kolby's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Kolby family was Grocery.

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  • Butcher

    14%
  • Engineer

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Grocery

    14%

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

Kolby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kolby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolby 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kolby. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kolby. For the veterans among your Kolby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kolby Life Expectancy

What is the average Kolby lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kolby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kolby in 1962 was 74, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kolby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kolby 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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