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Sowell Family History

Sowell Name Meaning
English (Cornwall): variant of Sewell.

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

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44,068 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,865 Military Records
7,566 Immigration Records
29,430 Census and Voter Lists
151,842 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sowell Families

  • Number of Sowell families
     74 - 146
     25 - 73
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sowell families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sowell families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sowell Family Origin

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Sowell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sowell

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Sowell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sowell census records

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Sowell Civil War Service Records

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