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Popplewell Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): habitational name from any of several places so named in West Yorkshire, for example in the parish of Cleckheaton. The second element is Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’; the first may be popel ‘pebble’, or a word meaning ‘bubbling spring’.

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


Similar surnames: Colwell, Poppleton, Hopewell, Helliwell, Rothwell, Kettlewell

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Popplewell Family Origin

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Popplewell Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Popplewell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Popplewell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Popplewell family was Machinist. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Popplewell.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Farming

    23%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Machinist

    6%

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Popplewell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Popplewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Popplewell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Popplewell. 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 Popplewell. For the veterans among your Popplewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Popplewell Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Popplewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Popplewell in 1946 was 26, and 64 in 2004.

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