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Bothwell Family History

Bothwell Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place in Lanarkshire named Bothwell, from Middle English both(e) ‘bothy’, ‘small hut’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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22,999 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,578 Military Records
3,398 Immigration Records
21,248 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Bothwell Families

  • Number of Bothwell families
     24 - 46
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bothwell families
     24 - 46
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bothwell families
     57 - 112
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bothwell census records

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Bothwell Family Origin

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Bothwell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bothwell

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Bothwell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bothwell census records

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Bothwell Civil War Service Records

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