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Mowell Family History

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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Where is the Mowell family from?

You can see how Mowell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mowell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mowell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Mowell families living in Georgia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mowell's in the USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Mowell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mowell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mowell. 22% of Mowell men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Mowell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mowell were Operator and Attendant.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Housework
    27%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Attendant
    14%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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