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Kolbeck Surname Meaning

German: habitational name from Kolbach or Kollbach in Bavaria. German: habitational name from Kohlbeck in Schleswig-Holstein and possibly also from Colbeck an abandoned settlement in the district of Wernigerode in the Hartz Mountains. Danish: from Old Norse kaldr ‘cold’ + bekkr ‘stream’ hence presumably a topographic name for someone who lived near a cold stream. Altered form of Norwegian Kulbeck: habitational name from a farm in the province of Buskerud named Kullebekken a compound of kull ‘coal’ and bekk ‘stream’ referring to the dark color of the water.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Colbeck, Irlbeck, Bobeck, Kolden, Holbeck, Vorbeck, Kolberg, Goldbeck

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Where is the Kolbeck family from?

You can see how Kolbeck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolbeck family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kolbeck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Kolbeck families living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Kolbeck's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Kolbeck families in 1891.
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What did your Kolbeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Kolbeck. 100% of Kolbeck women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kolbeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolbeck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 380 immigration records available for the last name Kolbeck. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kolbeck. For the veterans among your Kolbeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolbeck lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kolbeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kolbeck in 1950 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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