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 Family Origin

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Caswell Family Occupations

What did your Caswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Caswell. 17% of Caswell men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Caswell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caswell were Truck Driver and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housework
    6%

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

Caswell Historical Records

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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.

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