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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

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Cantwell Family Origin

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Cantwell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

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Cantwell Historical Records

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Cantwell Life Expectancy

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