Mowell Family History

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Mowell Name Meaning

English: from Middle English moul, an older form of mule ‘mule’, which was altered under Norman French influence (see Mule). This would have been a nickname for a stubborn person or a metonymic occupational name for a driver of pack animals.

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

Similar surnames: Bowell, Cowell, Howell, Monell, Powell, Showell, Gowell, Rowell

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Mowell Family Origin

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Mowell Family Occupations

What did your Mowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mowell family was Farming. Farmer, Book Keeper and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mowell. The most common Mowell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Mowell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Book Keeper

  • Clerk In Store

  • Farming


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Mowell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mowell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 610 immigration records available for the last name Mowell. 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 Card

There are 773 military records available for the last name Mowell. For the veterans among your Mowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mowell Life Expectancy

What is the average Mowell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mowell in 1954 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mowell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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