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Bakewell Family History

Bakewell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bakewell in Derbyshire named with the Old English personal name Badeca Baduca (from a short form of various compound personal names with the first element beadu ‘battle’) + well(a) ‘spring stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Bardwell, Bagwell, Barnwell, Bracewell, Madewell, Banwell, Blackwell

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Where is the Bakewell family from?

You can see how Bakewell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bakewell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bakewell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Bakewell families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Bakewell's in USA. New York and 2 other states had the highest population of Bakewell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bakewell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bakewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bakewell. 19% of Bakewell men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Bakewell women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bakewell were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Bakewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bakewell 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 Bakewell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bakewell. For the veterans among your Bakewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bakewell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bakewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bakewell in 1955 was 54, and 87 in 2004.

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