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Olwell Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Ulwell in Swanage, Dorset, named with Old English ule ‘owl’ + wella ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Elwell, Colwell, Oswell, Bonwell, Foxwell, Boxwell, Doswell, Sewell

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Olwell Family Origin

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Olwell Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Grocer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Olwell family was Keeping House. The most common Olwell occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Olwell's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olwell.

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Olwell Historical Records

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Olwell Life Expectancy

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