Capwell Family History

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Capwell Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. Possibly an Americanized spelling of South German Köpfel, from a diminutive of Kopf 2.

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


Similar surnames: Cardell, Caswell, Capell, Cowell, Bagwell, Chappell, Maxwell

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Capwell Family Origin

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Capwell Family Occupations

What did your Capwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Capwell. 32% of Capwell men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Capwell women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Capwell were Machinist and Manager

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    27%
  • Telephone Operator
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Manager
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Capwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Capwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capwell 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 410 immigration records available for the last name Capwell. 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 Capwell. For the veterans among your Capwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Capwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Capwell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Capwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Capwell in 1957 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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