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Coldwell Name Meaning

English (northern): variant of Caldwell .

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


Similar surnames: Caldwell, Cadwell, Cardwell, Cauldwell, Caudell, Conwell, Colwill

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Where is the Coldwell family from?

You can see how Coldwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coldwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coldwell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 21 Coldwell families living in Tennessee. This was about 19% of all the recorded Coldwell's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Coldwell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coldwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coldwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coldwell. 24% of Coldwell men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Coldwell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coldwell were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Coldwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coldwell 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 Coldwell. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Coldwell. For the veterans among your Coldwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coldwell lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Coldwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Coldwell in 1951 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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