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Pauwels Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Pauwel, a vernacular form of Paul.

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


Similar surnames: Pauls, Bauwens, Pawel, Pantel, Garrels, Pals, Rauls, Papes, Paule

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Where is the Pauwels family from?

You can see how Pauwels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pauwels family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pauwels families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Pauwels families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Pauwels's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pauwels families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pauwels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pauwels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Pauwels. 50% of Pauwels men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    50%
  • Proprietor
    22%
  • Draftsman
    15%
  • Machinist
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pauwels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pauwels 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pauwels. 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 228 military records available for the last name Pauwels. For the veterans among your Pauwels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pauwels lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pauwels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pauwels in 1963 was 68, and 66 in 2004.

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