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Colwill Family History

Colwill Name Meaning

English (southwestern England and Glamorgan): variant of Colwell .

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


Similar surnames: Colwell, Culwell, Conwill, Coldwell, Covill, Cohill, Cougill, Folwell

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Where is the Colwill family from?

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

What did your Colwill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Colwill. 42% of Colwill men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Colwill women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    42%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Colwill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colwill 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 Colwill. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Colwill. For the veterans among your Colwill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colwill lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Colwill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Colwill in 1959 was 45, and 90 in 2004.

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