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Stilwell Name Meaning

English (Surrey and Sussex): variant of Stillwell .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Stillwell, Stansell, Stile, Stigall, Shewell, Stell, Stickels, Stille

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Where is the Stilwell family from?

You can see how Stilwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stilwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Stilwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 78 Stilwell families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Stilwell's in USA. New York had the highest population of Stilwell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stilwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stilwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stilwell. 21% of Stilwell men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Stilwell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stilwell were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Stilwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stilwell 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Stilwell. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Stilwell. For the veterans among your Stilwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stilwell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Stilwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stilwell in 1941 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

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