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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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Engineer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Stone Mason

    5%

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

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Gowell Life Expectancy

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