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Cantwell Family History

Cantwell Name Meaning
English: possibly a habitational name from Canwell in Staffordshire, named with either Old English canne ‘can’, ‘cup’ or the Old English personal name Cana + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. The surname is common in Ireland as well as England.

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

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Name Distribution of Cantwell Families

  • Number of Cantwell families
     89 - 176
     30 - 88
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cantwell families
     47 - 92
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cantwell families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cantwell Family Origin

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Cantwell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cantwell

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Cantwell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Cantwell Civil War Service Records

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