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Southwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, so called from Old English suð ‘south’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Southall, Rothwell, Southwood, Bothwell, Southwick, Stowell, Bothell

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Southwell Family Origin

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Southwell Family Occupations

What did your Southwell ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Southwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Southwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Southwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Southwell

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Southwell. 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 Southwell. For the veterans among your Southwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Southwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Southwell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Southwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Southwell in 1948 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Southwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Southwell 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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