Colvin Family History

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Colvin Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Colville, probably reflecting a local pronunciation.

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


Similar surnames: Collin, Corvin, Colin, Colan, Colding, Molin, Corwin, Calvin, Gelvin

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Colvin Family Origin

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Colvin Family Occupations

What did your Colvin 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 Colvin. 3% of Colvin men worked as a General Labourer and 57% of Colvin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colvin were Builders Labourer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Civil Servant
    2%
  • Carpenter
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    57%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%

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

Colvin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Colvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colvin 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Colvin. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Colvin. For the veterans among your Colvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colvin Life Expectancy

What is the average Colvin lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Colvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Colvin in 1950 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colvin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colvin 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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