History of your Surname
Get access to Hartwell family records.Start a free trial

Hartwell Family History

Hartwell Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from any of several places called Hartwell (Staffordshire Northamptonshire Buckinghamshire Sussex and Devon) all named with Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ + wella ‘well spring stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Hartell, Harwell, Hartnell, Cantwell, Carswell, Barnwell, Bardwell

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Hartwell family from?

You can see how Hartwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hartwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hartwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 94 Hartwell families living in Massachusetts. This was about 34% of all the recorded Hartwell's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Hartwell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hartwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hartwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hartwell. 18% of Hartwell men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Hartwell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hartwell were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

View Census Data for Hartwell | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Hartwell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Hartwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Hartwell

Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hartwell. 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.

View all Hartwell immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Hartwell. For the veterans among your Hartwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hartwell military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hartwell family history

Discover More

What is the average Hartwell lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hartwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hartwell in 1947 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hartwell

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Hartwell family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial