Southwick Family History

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Southwick Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a number of places so called, for example in Tyne and Wear, Northamptonshire, and Hampshire, named in Old English with suþ ‘south’ + wic ‘dwelling’, ‘dairy farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Borthwick, Smithwick, Southwood, Southwell, Southam, Cowick, Southall

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Southwick Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Southwick name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Southwick. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Southwick Family Origin

Where is the Southwick family from?

Southwick Family Occupations

What did your Southwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Southwick family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Southwick. The most common Southwick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Southwick's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Southwick Historical Records

What Southwick family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Southwick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Southwick 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Southwick. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Southwick. For the veterans among your Southwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Southwick Life Expectancy

What is the average Southwick lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Southwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Southwick in 1951 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Southwick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Southwick 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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