Shewell Family History

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Shewell Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant form of Sewell.

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

Similar surnames: Hewell, Sewell, Seawell, Sewall, Newell, Sowell, Clewell, Yewell

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Shewell Family Origin

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Shewell Family Occupations

What did your Shewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shewell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Shewell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shewell family was Banker. Farmer, Keeping House and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shewell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Engineer

  • Banker


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

Shewell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Shewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shewell 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 707 immigration records available for the last name Shewell. 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 Shewell. For the veterans among your Shewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shewell Life Expectancy

What is the average Shewell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Shewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shewell in 1945 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shewell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shewell 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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