Shemwell Family History

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Shemwell Name Meaning

English (Derbyshire): unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Shotwell, Sockwell, Sartwell, Bramwell, Sewell, Shadwell, Creswell

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Shemwell Family Origin

Where is the Shemwell family from?

Shemwell Family Occupations

What did your Shemwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shemwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Shemwell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shemwell family was Miller. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shemwell.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Miller


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

Shemwell Historical Records

What Shemwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shemwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shemwell 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 179 immigration records available for the last name Shemwell. 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 726 military records available for the last name Shemwell. For the veterans among your Shemwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shemwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Shemwell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Shemwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shemwell in 1948 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shemwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shemwell 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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