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 1880, a less common occupation for the Capwell family was Huckster. The most common Capwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Capwell's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Capwell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Huckster


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

Capwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Capwell 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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