Pownell Family History

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Pownell Name Meaning

English: variant of Pownall.

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


Similar surnames: Lowell, Powell, Nowell, Bonnell, Jowell, Rowsell, Pernell, Sowell

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Pownell Family Origin

Where is the Pownell family from?

Pownell Family Occupations

What did your Pownell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cartman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pownell. The most common Pownell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Pownell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pownell family was Cooper.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Cartman

    6%
  • Cooper

    3%

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

Pownell Historical Records

What Pownell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pownell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pownell 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 Pownell

Passenger List

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

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Pownell Life Expectancy

What is the average Pownell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pownell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pownell in 1957 was 50, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pownell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pownell 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.

Famous Pownell Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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