Colt Name Meaning

English: from Middle English colt ‘young ass’, later also ‘young horse’, ‘colt’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after asses and horses, or a nickname for an obstinate or frisky person, from the same word. In northern England colt was a generic term for working horses and asses.

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


Similar surnames: Bolt, Cott, Holt, Cole, Pott, Colter, Court, Molt, Corn, Polt

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Colt Family Origin

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Colt Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Barrister In Actual Practice

    8%
  • Bolt Maker

    8%
  • Clerk Confectionary

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Colt family was Clerk Confectionary. Agricultural Labourer, Barrister In Actual Practice and Bolt Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colt. The most common Colt occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Colt's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Colt Historical Records

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Colt Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Colt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Colt in 1941 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colt

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