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Madewell Name Meaning

English: variant of Maidwell a habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire named Maidwell from Old English mægth ‘maiden’ + wella ‘well spring stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Bakewell, Maxwell, Adwell, Haswell, Caswell, Cantwell, Shadwell

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Where is the Madewell family from?

You can see how Madewell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Madewell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Madewell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 40 Madewell families living in Tennessee. This was about 44% of all the recorded Madewell's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Madewell families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Madewell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Madewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Madewell. 31% of Madewell men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Madewell women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Madewell were Farm Laborer and House Keeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Housework
    17%
  • House Keeper
    17%
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What Madewell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Madewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madewell 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 79 immigration records available for the last name Madewell. 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 691 military records available for the last name Madewell. For the veterans among your Madewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Madewell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Madewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Madewell in 1953 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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