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Banwell Family History

Banwell Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name from Banwell in Somerset named from Old English bana ‘killer’ + wella ‘stream spring’. English: habitational name from Banwell Farm in North Mundham Sussex. Irish (of Norman origin): variant of Banville or Banfield .

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


Similar surnames: Bonwell, Bagwell, Barnwell, Caswell, Bradwell, Bramwell, Boxwell

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Where is the Banwell family from?

You can see how Banwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Banwell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 7 Banwell families living in Michigan. This was about 32% of all the recorded Banwell's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Banwell families in 1880.
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What did your Banwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Banwell. 50% of Banwell men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Banwell women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banwell were Laborer and Typist. .

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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
    50%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Proprietor
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Typist
    34%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Banwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banwell 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 824 immigration records available for the last name Banwell. 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 789 military records available for the last name Banwell. For the veterans among your Banwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banwell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Banwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Banwell in 1957 was 66, and 77 in 2004.

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