Baswell Family History

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Baswell Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. It may be a variant of Scottish Boswell.

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

Similar surnames: Bagwell, Buswell, Boswell, Banwell, Bramwell, Aswell, Braswell

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Baswell Family Origin

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Baswell Family Occupations

What did your Baswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Baswell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Baswell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Baswell family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Baswell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Baswell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Baswell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Baswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baswell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 303 immigration records available for the last name Baswell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Baswell. For the veterans among your Baswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Baswell Life Expectancy

What is the average Baswell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Baswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Baswell in 1943 was 29, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Baswell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Baswell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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