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Jewell Family History

Jewell Name Meaning
English (of Breton or Cornish origin): from a Celtic personal name, Old Breton Iudicael, composed of elements meaning ‘lord’ + ‘generous’, ‘bountiful’, which was borne by a 7th-century saint, a king of Brittany who abdicated and spent the last part of his life in a monastery. Forms of this name are found in medieval records not only in Devon and Cornwall, where they are of native origin, but also in East Anglia and even Yorkshire, whither they were imported by Bretons after the Norman Conquest.

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

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Name Distribution of Jewell Families

  • Number of Jewell families
     130 - 258
     44 - 129
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jewell families
     341 - 680
     114 - 340
     1 - 113
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Jewell families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jewell Family Origin

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Jewell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Jewell

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Jewell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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