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Doswell Family History

Doswell Name Meaning
English: probably a habitational name from Dowdeswell in Gloucestershire, named from an Old English personal name Dogod + Old English wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. UK 172, Hants. 35.

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

41,825 Historical Documents with Doswell on Ancestry.com
10,148 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,134 Military Records
1,062 Immigration Records
8,573 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Doswell Families

  • Number of Doswell families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Doswell families
     53 - 103
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Doswell last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Doswell Family Origin

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Doswell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Doswell

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Doswell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Doswell Civil War Service Records

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