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Origins of the Collier surname

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About the Colliers

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Alternative variations of the name Collier

Collier, Collyer, Colliers, Colliere, Colier

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Where do most Colliers live?

In 1921, most Colliers lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Colliers

How common is your surname?

390th most common surname in the UK

We have 100,000 records for the Collier surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Colliers most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Collier first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Colliers

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Colliers in 1921


Cotton Weaver




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Colliers in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner Hewer




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