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Cromwell Family History

Cromwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire named Cromwell, from Old English crumb ‘bent’, ‘crooked’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Crowell, Bromwell, Creswell, Colwell, Bramwell, Rodwell, Trowell

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Where is the Cromwell family from?

You can see how Cromwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cromwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cromwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 67 Cromwell families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Cromwell's in USA. New York had the highest population of Cromwell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cromwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cromwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cromwell. 20% of Cromwell men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Cromwell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cromwell were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Cromwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cromwell 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cromwell. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Cromwell. For the veterans among your Cromwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cromwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cromwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cromwell in 1944 was 29, and 70 in 2004.

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