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Caswell Family History

Caswell Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places in Dorset, Northamptonshire, and Somerset named Caswell, from Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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117,498 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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5,384 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Caswell Families

  • Number of Caswell families
     138 - 273
     47 - 137
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Caswell families
     111 - 220
     38 - 110
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Caswell families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Caswell census records

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Caswell Family Origin

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Caswell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Caswell families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Caswell

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Caswell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Caswell census records

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Caswell Civil War Service Records

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