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Rockwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Buckinghamshire and Somerset. The former was earlier Rockholt, and was so named from Old English hroc ‘rook’ (perhaps a byname) + holt ‘wood’. The second element of the Somerset place is probably (and more predictably) Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ (see Well).

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


Similar surnames: Brockwell, Rodwell, Rothwell, Stockwell, Sockwell, Foxwell, Bucknell

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Where is the Rockwell family from?

You can see how Rockwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rockwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rockwell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 170 Rockwell families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Rockwell's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Rockwell families in 1840.
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What did your Rockwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rockwell. 15% of Rockwell men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Rockwell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rockwell were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Rockwell. 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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There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Rockwell. For the veterans among your Rockwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rockwell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rockwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rockwell in 1945 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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