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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Collier

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Col"lier
Senses
  1. One engaged in the business of digging mineral coal or making charcoal, or in transporting or dealing in coal.
  2. A vessel employed in the coal trade.

Etymology: OE. colier. See Coal

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who works in a coal mine
Wiktionary

Derived from the name of occupation - collier, a coal miner

  1. A surname​.

Collier was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Collier

Collier was born on August 19th, 1908 in Asheville, North Carolina. He left this life on December 25th, 1980.

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Collier was born in 1963.

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Collier was born on December 12th, 1849. He passed away on April 24th, 1909.

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Collier was born on June 13th, 1885. He passed away on May 16th, 1971.

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Collier was born in 1899. He died in 1962.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Collier

Her most notable accomplishments were from 1934 to 2001. Ann was given the name Johnnie Lucille Collier on April 12th, 1923 in Houston, Texas, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 22nd, 2004.

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Robert James-Collier is an actor, model, and model (people). Their ongoing career started in 2005. Robert was given the name Robert Collier on September 23rd, 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. Robert is also known as Collier and Robert.

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Paul was born on April 25th, 1949.

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Don Collier is an actor: will foreman in outlaws, sam butler in the high chaparral, outlaws (1960 tv series), and the high chaparral. Don was born on October 17th, 1928 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

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Robert was born on April 19th, 1885. He passed away in 1950.

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John Collier was a Commissioner of Indian Affairs. John was born on May 4th, 1884 in Atlanta. He passed away on May 8th, 1968.

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How popular is the baby name Collier in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1898 7 0 7
1902 6 0 6
1913 5 0 5
1914 10 0 10
1916 9 0 9
1917 11 0 11
1918 14 0 14
1919 14 0 14
1920 8 0 8
1921 8 0 8
1922 10 0 10
1923 6 0 6
1924 11 0 11
1925 8 0 8
1926 7 0 7
1927 10 0 10
1928 8 0 8
1929 7 0 7
1930 6 0 6
1931 5 0 5
1932 9 0 9
1933 5 0 5
1936 11 0 11
1937 8 0 8
1938 6 0 6
1939 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1943 5 0 5
1945 9 0 9
1946 13 0 13
1947 8 0 8
1948 9 0 9
1949 8 0 8
1950 8 0 8
1951 7 0 7
1952 8 0 8
1953 9 0 9
1954 12 0 12
1955 12 0 12
1957 14 0 14
1958 12 0 12
1959 5 0 5
1960 8 0 8
1961 8 0 8
1962 5 0 5
1963 8 0 8
1964 6 0 6
1965 9 0 9
1967 6 0 6
1968 9 0 9
1969 8 0 8
1971 10 0 10
1972 8 0 8
1973 6 0 6
1974 9 0 9
1975 9 0 9
1976 9 0 9
1977 6 0 6
1979 7 0 7
1980 9 0 9
1981 14 0 14
1982 6 0 6
1983 5 0 5
1984 7 0 7
1986 12 0 12
1987 11 0 11
1988 14 0 14
1989 16 0 16
1990 9 0 9
1991 18 0 18
1992 20 5 15
1993 11 0 11
1994 22 0 22
1995 12 0 12
1996 13 0 13
1997 15 0 15
1998 19 0 19
1999 16 0 16
2000 38 6 32
2001 35 0 35
2002 32 0 32
2003 38 0 38
2004 45 0 45
2005 43 0 43
2006 44 0 44
2007 47 7 40
2008 49 6 43
2009 46 7 39
2010 48 8 40
2011 54 9 45
2012 63 8 55
2013 69 8 61
2014 67 16 51
2015 65 10 55
2016 55 8 47
2017 64 17 47

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Popularity of Collier as a first name

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Popularity of Collier as a last name

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Common last names for Collier

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Collier U.S.
  White 66.97% 64.26%
  African American 27.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Collier

People with the last name Collier are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Collier

  • How Popular is the name Collier? Collier is the 7,703rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Collier was the 599th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Collier have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,640 babies born with the first name Collier in the United States. That's more than enough people named Collier to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Collier? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1898 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Collier first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Collier is Thursday, January 8th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Collier born? The highest recorded use of the first name Collier was in 2013 with a total of 61 babies.
  • Random Collier Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Collier is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Collier: Your name in reverse order is Reilloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erilocl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Collier? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 56,380 people with the last name Collier.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Collier? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Collier as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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