Shadwell Family History

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Shadwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in London, Norfolk, and West Yorkshire. The first is named from Old English sceald ‘shallow’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, the latter two from scead ‘boundary’ + well(a).

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

Similar surnames: Chadwell, Harwell, Haswell, Bradwell, Sidwell, Bramwell, Bardwell

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Shadwell Family Origin

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Shadwell Family Occupations

What did your Shadwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shadwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Shadwell's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shadwell. A less common occupation for the Shadwell family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Shadwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Shadwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shadwell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shadwell. 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 955 military records available for the last name Shadwell. For the veterans among your Shadwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shadwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Shadwell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shadwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shadwell in 1962 was 66, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shadwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shadwell 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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