Sowell Family History

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Sowell Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): variant of Sewell.

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


Similar surnames: Nowell, Lowell, Jowell, Bowell, Rowell, Vowell, Sewell, Sorell

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Sowell Family Origin

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Sowell Family Occupations

What did your Sowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sowell. The most common Sowell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Sowell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sowell family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Sowell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sowell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sowell. 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 Sowell. For the veterans among your Sowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sowell Life Expectancy

What is the average Sowell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Sowell in 1944 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sowell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sowell 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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