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Bardwell Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): habitational name from Bardwell in Suffolk so named with an unattested Old English byname Bearda a derivative of beard (see Beard ) + Old English well(a) ‘spring stream’. Alternatively the first element may be from a dissimilated form of Old English bre(o)rd ‘brim bank’.

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


Similar surnames: Birdwell, Barnwell, Wardwell, Bagwell, Bridwell, Bakewell, Harwell

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Where is the Bardwell family from?

You can see how Bardwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bardwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bardwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 55 Bardwell families living in Massachusetts. This was about 46% of all the recorded Bardwell's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Bardwell families in 1840.
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What did your Bardwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bardwell. 22% of Bardwell men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Bardwell women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bardwell were Clerk and 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
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bardwell. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bardwell. For the veterans among your Bardwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bardwell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bardwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bardwell in 1953 was 44, and 63 in 2004.

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