Cadwell Family History

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Cadwell Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: variant of Caldwell. Perhaps also an Anglicized variant of Welsh Cadwallader.

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

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

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Cadwell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cadwell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cadwell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Cadwell Family Origin

Where is the Cadwell family from?

Cadwell Family Occupations

What did your Cadwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cadwell family was Laborer. The most common Cadwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Cadwell's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cadwell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Cadwell Historical Records

What Cadwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Cadwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cadwell 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 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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Draft Card

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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Cadwell Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cadwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cadwell 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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