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Stillwell Family History

Stillwell Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Middle English stille ‘calm’, ‘quiet’, + welle ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place, now lost, of which the first element may have been Old English stigel, stigol ‘stile’, ‘steep place’.

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

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61,473 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,752 Military Records
2,991 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Stillwell Families

  • Number of Stillwell families
     80 - 157
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Stillwell families
     122 - 242
     41 - 121
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Stillwell last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Stillwell census records

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Stillwell Family Origin

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Stillwell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Stillwell

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Stillwell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Stillwell census records

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Stillwell Civil War Service Records

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