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Birdwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in South Yorkshire named Birdwell, from Old English bridd ‘bird’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or from Bridwell in Devon or Bridewell in Wiltshire, the first element of which may be an Old English word, br¯d ‘surging’. The surname is now very rare in the British Isles.

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


Similar surnames: Bardwell, Bridwell, Bidwell, Kidwell, Birdsall, Barnwell, Sidwell

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Birdwell Family Origin

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Birdwell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birdwell. The most common Birdwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Birdwell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Birdwell family was Laborer.

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Birdwell Life Expectancy

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