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 1881, a less common occupation for the Colvin family was Coal Miner. The most common Colvin occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Colvin's were Labourers. Labourer, Fisherman and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colvin.

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  • Labourer

  • Fisherman

  • Annuitant

  • Coal Miner


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

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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