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Corwell Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Cornwell in Oxfordshire which in early medieval records is sometimes written without the -n- for example Corwelle (see Cornwell ).

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

Similar surnames: Cornell, Cornwell, Cowell, Cordwell, Colwell, Corbell, Cordell

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Where is the Corwell family from?

You can see how Corwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corwell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Corwell families living in Kentucky. This was about 20% of all the recorded Corwell's in USA. Kentucky and 2 other states had the highest population of Corwell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Corwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Corwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Corwell. 36% of Corwell men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Corwell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corwell were Manager and Clerk. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Cook
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Corwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corwell 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 638 immigration records available for the last name Corwell. 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 527 military records available for the last name Corwell. For the veterans among your Corwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Corwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Corwell in 1944 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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