Otwell Family History

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Otwell Name Meaning

English (Oxfordshire): from a personal name based on Old French Otuel.

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


Similar surnames: Oswell, Olwell, Sewell, Adwell, Doswell, Jewell, Boswell, Bowell

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Otwell Family Origin

Where is the Otwell family from?

Otwell Family Occupations

What did your Otwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Physician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Otwell. A less common occupation for the Otwell family was Carpenter. The most common Otwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Otwell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Physician

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Otwell Historical Records

What Otwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Otwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Otwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Otwell

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Otwell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Otwell. For the veterans among your Otwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Otwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Otwell lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Otwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Otwell in 1946 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Otwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Otwell 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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