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Creswell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Cresswell in Derbyshire Staffordshire and Northumberland or from various other places also named with Old English cærse ‘cress’ + wiella ‘stream’ including Carswell (Berkshire and Devon) Caswell (Dorset Northamptonshire and Somerset) Crasswall (Herefordshire) Kerswell (Devon and Worcestershire) or Kerswill (Devon). See also Caswell .

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


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

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Where is the Creswell family from?

You can see how Creswell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Creswell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Creswell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Creswell families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Creswell's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Creswell families in 1840.
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What did your Creswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Creswell. 19% of Creswell men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Creswell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Creswell were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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