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Conwell Family History

Conwell Name Meaning

Irish (Donegal): shortened and altered form of McConville .

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


Similar surnames: Conwill, Connell, Banwell, Cornwell, Bonwell, Cadwell, Correll

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Where is the Conwell family from?

You can see how Conwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Conwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Conwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 29 Conwell families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Conwell's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Conwell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Conwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Conwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Conwell. 19% of Conwell men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Conwell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Conwell were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Conwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Conwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Conwell. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Conwell. For the veterans among your Conwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Conwell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Conwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Conwell in 1942 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

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