Nowels Family History

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Nowels Name Meaning

Altered form of Nowell or Noel.

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

Similar surnames: Nowell, Nevels, Mowell, Newell, Bowes, Powell, Sowers, Roels, Noles

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Nowels Family Origin

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Nowels Family Occupations

What did your Nowels ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nowels occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Nowels's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nowels family was Hotel Keeper. Farmer, Retired Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nowels.

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  • Farmer

  • Retired Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Hotel Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nowels ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nowels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nowels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nowels 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 52 immigration records available for the last name Nowels. 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 527 military records available for the last name Nowels. For the veterans among your Nowels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nowels Life Expectancy

What is the average Nowels lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nowels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Nowels in 1958 was 51, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nowels

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nowels 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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