History of your Surname
Get access to Caswell family records.Start a free trial

Caswell Family History

Caswell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Dorset Northamptonshire and Somerset named Caswell from Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring stream’. See also Creswell .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Caswell family from?

You can see how Caswell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caswell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caswell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 82 Caswell families living in Massachusetts. This was about 23% of all the recorded Caswell's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Caswell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caswell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 USA 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. .

View Census Data for Caswell | Data not to scale

*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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housework
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Caswell family records will you find?

Census Records

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.

Search US census records for Caswell

Passenger Lists

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.

View all Caswell immigration records

Draft Cards

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.

View all Caswell military records

You've only scratched the surface of Caswell family history

Discover More

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

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Caswell family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Caswell last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial