Colan Family History

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Colan Name Meaning

English and French: probably a variant of Colin or Collin. Galician: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Colin, Olan, Coman, Coplan, Colman, Covan, Nolen, Coan, Colas, Cohan

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Colan Family Origin

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Colan Family Occupations

What did your Colan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Assistant Preventive Officer H M Customs excise and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Colan. 15% of Colan men worked as an Assistant Preventive Officer H M Customs excise and 44% of Colan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colan were Officer Royal Marine Polic and Football Pools Envelope Filler

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Assistant Preventive Officer H M Customs excise
    15%
  • Labourer Heavy Worker
    15%
  • Linotype Operator (news) compositor Retired
    15%
  • Officer Royal Marine Polic
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    44%
  • Daily Worker (unemployed)
    7%
  • Dining Room Attendant
    7%
  • Football Pools Envelope Filler
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Colan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Colan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Colan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 657 military records available for the last name Colan. For the veterans among your Colan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colan Life Expectancy

What is the average Colan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Colan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Colan in 1963 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colan 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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