Bordwell Family History

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Bordwell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of the Lancashire surname Boardwell, which is probably from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Birdwell, Bodwell, Wardwell, Wordell, Bodell, Rodwell, Bothwell

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Bordwell Family Origin

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Bordwell Family Occupations

What did your Bordwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bordwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Bordwell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bordwell family was Agl. Implements. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bordwell.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Agl. Implements


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

Bordwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bordwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bordwell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bordwell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bordwell. For the veterans among your Bordwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bordwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bordwell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bordwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bordwell in 1948 was 60, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bordwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bordwell 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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