Colbert Family History

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Colbert Name Meaning

French (Normandy) and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements kol- (akin to Old Norse kollir ‘helmet’) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Holbert, Tolbert, Wolbert, Filbert, Hilbert, Albert, Robert, Wilbert

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Colbert Family Origin

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Colbert Family Occupations

What did your Colbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Colbert. 27% of Colbert men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Colbert women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colbert were Lorry Driver and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Lorry Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Colbert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Colbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colbert 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Colbert. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Colbert. For the veterans among your Colbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colbert Life Expectancy

What is the average Colbert lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Colbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Colbert in 1944 was 23, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colbert 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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