Creswell Family History

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Creswell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places named Creswell, from Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, as for example in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire.

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

Similar surnames: Carswell, Caswell, Cromwell, Cogswell, Crowell, Cranwell, Fretwell

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Creswell Family Origin

Where is the Creswell family from?

Creswell Family Occupations

What did your Creswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Creswell. A less common occupation for the Creswell family was Farm Laborer. The most common Creswell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Creswell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Creswell Historical Records

What Creswell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Creswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Creswell 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Creswell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Creswell. For the veterans among your Creswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Creswell Life Expectancy

What is the average Creswell lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Creswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Creswell in 1949 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Creswell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Creswell 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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