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Cardwell Family History

Cardwell Name Meaning

English and Scottish: in northern England the West Midlands and southwest Scotland this surname is a variant of Caldwell . In southwestern England it is probably a variant of Cardall a habitational name from Cardwell in Milton Abbot (Devon). See also Cardell .

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

Similar surnames: Cadwell, Caldwell, Cauldwell, Caudell, Coldwell, Wardwell, Carwell

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Where is the Cardwell family from?

You can see how Cardwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cardwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cardwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Cardwell families living in Tennessee. This was about 28% of all the recorded Cardwell's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Cardwell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cardwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cardwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cardwell. 20% of Cardwell men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Cardwell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cardwell were Miner and Clerk. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Cardwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cardwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Cardwell. 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 Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Cardwell. For the veterans among your Cardwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cardwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cardwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Cardwell in 1944 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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