Cantwell Family History

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Cantwell Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Canwell in Staffordshire, named with either Old English canne ‘can’, ‘cup’ or the Old English personal name Cana + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. The surname is common in Ireland as well as England.

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


Similar surnames: Cantrell, Caldwell, Hartwell, Caswell, Carswell, Banwell, Cranwell

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Cantwell Family Origin

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Cantwell Family Occupations

What did your Cantwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cantwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Cantwell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cantwell. A less common occupation for the Cantwell family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Cantwell Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cantwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Cantwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cantwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1947. The average life expectancy for Cantwell in 1944 was 22, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cantwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cantwell 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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