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Adwell Family History

Adwell Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire called Adwell, named with the Old English personal name Eadda + wiella ‘stream’. variant of Atwell.

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


Similar surnames: Adell, Rowell, Kidwell, Elwell, Sewell, Ledwell, Haswell, Maxwell

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Where is the Adwell family from?

You can see how Adwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Adwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Adwell family living in Kentucky. This was about 20% of all the recorded Adwell's in USA. Kentucky and 4 other states had the highest population of Adwell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Adwell. 45% of Adwell men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Adwell women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
    45%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Adwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adwell 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 198 immigration records available for the last name Adwell. 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 569 military records available for the last name Adwell. For the veterans among your Adwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adwell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Adwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Adwell in 1955 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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