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Cordwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Cordwell in Derbyshire or from either of two places called Cauldwell, in Derbyshire and Bedfordshire; all are named with Old English cauld ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Cornwell, Caldwell, Colwell, Carswell, Chadwell, Bardwell, Rodwell

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Cordwell Family Origin

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Cordwell Family Occupations

What did your Cordwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cordwell family was Carpenter & Builder. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cordwell. The most common Cordwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Cordwell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Carpenter & Builder

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cordwell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cordwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cordwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cordwell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cordwell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cordwell. For the veterans among your Cordwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cordwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Cordwell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Cordwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Cordwell in 1948 was 79, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cordwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cordwell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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