Ewell Family History

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Ewell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ewell in Surrey or from Ewell Minnis or Temple Ewell in Kent, all named with Old English ?well ‘river source’.

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

Similar surnames: Elwell, Sewell, Well, Jewell, Olwell, Newell, Bell, Shell, Adwell

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Ewell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ewell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ewell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Ewell Family Origin

Where is the Ewell family from?

Ewell Family Occupations

What did your Ewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ewell. A less common occupation for the Ewell family was Carpenter. The most common Ewell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Ewell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Ewell Historical Records

What Ewell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Ewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ewell 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 Ewell. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Ewell. For the veterans among your Ewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ewell Life Expectancy

What is the average Ewell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ewell in 1944 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ewell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ewell 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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