Showell Family History

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Showell Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): from Middle English schovel ‘shovel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of shovels, or for someone who regularly used a shovel in his work.

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

Similar surnames: Howell, Stowell, Mowell, Shotwell, Sewell, Shadwell, Crowell, Ashwell

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Showell Family Origin

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Showell Family Occupations

What did your Showell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Showell. A less common occupation for the Showell family was Laborer. The most common Showell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Showell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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

Showell Historical Records

What Showell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Showell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Showell 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 972 immigration records available for the last name Showell. 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 Showell. For the veterans among your Showell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Showell Life Expectancy

What is the average Showell lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Showell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Showell in 1956 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Showell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Showell 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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