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Haswell Family History

Haswell Name Meaning

English (chiefly Northumberland): habitational name from a place named Haswell, notably the one in County Durham, which is named from Old English hæsel ‘hazelnut tree’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Harwell, Caswell, Hassell, Farwell, Hipwell, Banwell, Shadwell

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Where is the Haswell family from?

You can see how Haswell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haswell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haswell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Haswell families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Haswell's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Haswell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haswell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haswell. 18% of Haswell men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Haswell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haswell were Carpenter and Housework.

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*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
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
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What Haswell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Haswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haswell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Haswell. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Haswell. For the veterans among your Haswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haswell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Haswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Haswell in 1962 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

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