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Cadwell Name Meaning

English:: (Lancashire): variant of Caldwell . (Cornwall and Devon): habitational name from one of two Devon places either Cadewell (House) in Cockington or Caddywell in Great Torrington. habitational name from Cadwell in Oxfordshire so named with an Old English personal name Cada + wella ‘spring stream’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cardwell, Caldwell, Cauldwell, Caudell, Adwell, Chadwell, Caddell

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Where is the Cadwell family from?

You can see how Cadwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cadwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cadwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 56 Cadwell families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Cadwell's in USA. New York had the highest population of Cadwell families in 1840.
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What did your Cadwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cadwell. 17% of Cadwell men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Cadwell women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cadwell were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housework
    6%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cadwell. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Cadwell. For the veterans among your Cadwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cadwell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cadwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cadwell in 1942 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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