Dewell Family History

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Dewell Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Fewell, Elwell, Newell, Sewell, Jewell, Ewell, Debell, Duell, Yewell

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Dewell Family Origin

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Dewell Family Occupations

What did your Dewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dewell family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dewell. The most common Dewell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Dewell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Dewell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Dewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dewell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dewell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dewell. For the veterans among your Dewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dewell Life Expectancy

What is the average Dewell lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Dewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dewell in 1952 was 39, and 83 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dewell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dewell 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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