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Wardwell Family History

Wardwell Name Meaning
English: perhaps a variant of Wardle or a habitational name from a place called Wordwell in Suffolk, probably named with an Old English wride ‘bend’ + well ‘stream’.

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

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21,927 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,815 Military Records
1,107 Immigration Records
13,497 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Wardwell Families

  • Number of Wardwell families
     48 - 93
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wardwell families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wardwell families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wardwell Family Origin

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Wardwell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wardwell

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Wardwell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Wardwell Civil War Service Records

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