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Cavell Family History

Cavell Name Meaning

English: nickname for a bald man, from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French cauf.

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

Similar surnames: Cabell, Cave, Lovell, Capell, Covell, Carnell, Carel, Castell, Ravel

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Where is the Cavell family from?

You can see how Cavell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cavell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cavell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Cavell family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Cavell's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Cavell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cavell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cavell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cavell. 38% of Cavell men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Cavell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cavell were Clerk and Librarian.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Librarian
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What Cavell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Cavell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cavell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cavell. 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 875 military records available for the last name Cavell. For the veterans among your Cavell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cavell lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cavell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Cavell in 1960 was 74, and 82 in 2004.

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