Biswell Family History

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Biswell Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Boswell, Dixwell, Bissell, Wiswell, Bidwell, Sidwell, Kidwell

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Biswell Family Origin

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Biswell Family Occupations

What did your Biswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Dry Goods And Groceries and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Biswell. The most common Biswell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 69% of Biswell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Biswell family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Dry Goods And Groceries

  • Housekeeper

  • Works On Farm


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

Biswell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Biswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biswell 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 144 immigration records available for the last name Biswell. 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 484 military records available for the last name Biswell. For the veterans among your Biswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Biswell Life Expectancy

What is the average Biswell lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Biswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Biswell in 1956 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Biswell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Biswell 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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