Colaw Family History

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Colaw Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Kohlhaw, a variant of Kohlhoff.

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


Similar surnames: Craw, Coan, Colee, Clar, Cota, Covan, Coar, Colf, Olan, Colle

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Colaw Family Origin

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Colaw Family Occupations

What did your Colaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Grazier were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Colaw. The most common Colaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 88% of Colaw's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Colaw family was Sawyer.

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  • Farmer

    88%
  • Grazier

    6%
  • Sawyer

    6%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Colaw Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Colaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Colaw lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Colaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Colaw in 1957 was 71, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colaw 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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