Ashwell Family History

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Ashwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, in Essex, Hertfordshire, Rutland, and elsewhere, named Ashwell, from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Haswell, Caswell, Sewell, Oswell, Bidwell, Stowell, Ashley, Bardwell

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Ashwell Family Origin

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Ashwell Family Occupations

What did your Ashwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ashwell. A less common occupation for the Ashwell family was Keeps House. The most common Ashwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Ashwell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeps House


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

Ashwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Ashwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ashwell 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ashwell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ashwell. For the veterans among your Ashwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ashwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Ashwell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ashwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Ashwell in 1954 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ashwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ashwell 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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