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Crowell Family History

Crowell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Crowell, from Old English crawe ‘crow’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Cromwell, Trowell, Rowell, Cowell, Cornwell, Caswell, Cranwell

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Where is the Crowell family from?

You can see how Crowell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crowell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crowell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 152 Crowell families living in Massachusetts. This was about 32% of all the recorded Crowell's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Crowell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crowell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Crowell. 16% of Crowell men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Crowell women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crowell were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Crowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crowell 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Crowell. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Crowell. For the veterans among your Crowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crowell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Crowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Crowell in 1944 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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