Gowell Family History

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Gowell Name Meaning

English: presumably a nickname for an habitual user of the expression ‘Go well’ (Old English gan ‘go’ + wel ‘well’), or possibly a nickname for a messenger.

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

Similar surnames: Cowell, Mowell, Howell, Bowell, Rowell, Foxwell, Oswell, Gorrell

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Gowell Family Origin

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Gowell Family Occupations

What did your Gowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Engineer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gowell. The most common Gowell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Gowell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gowell family was Stone Mason.

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  • Farmer

  • Engineer

  • Keeping House

  • Stone Mason


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

Gowell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gowell 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 557 immigration records available for the last name Gowell. 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 805 military records available for the last name Gowell. For the veterans among your Gowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gowell Life Expectancy

What is the average Gowell lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gowell in 1961 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gowell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gowell 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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