Caswell Family History

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Caswell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Dorset, Northamptonshire, and Somerset named Caswell, from Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Carswell, Haswell, Banwell, Cogswell, Doswell, Cranwell, Cantwell

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Caswell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Caswell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Caswell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Caswell Family Origin

Where is the Caswell family from?

Caswell Family Occupations

What did your Caswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Caswell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Caswell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Caswell family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caswell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Caswell Historical Records

What Caswell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Caswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caswell 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Caswell. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Caswell. For the veterans among your Caswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caswell Life Expectancy

What is the average Caswell lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Caswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Caswell in 1947 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caswell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caswell 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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