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Harwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Harwell in south Oxfordshire (formerly part of Berkshire) and Nottinghamshire. The former was named in Old English as ‘spring or stream by or from the gray one’, from Hara ‘the gray’ (here referring to a certain hill) + wella; while the latter was named from Old English heore, h¯re ‘pleasant’ + wella ‘stream’.

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

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Harwell Family Origin

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Harwell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Harwell family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harwell. The most common Harwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Harwell's were Farmers.

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Harwell Life Expectancy

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