Stillwell Family History

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Stillwell Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English stille ‘calm’, ‘quiet’, + welle ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place, now lost, of which the first element may have been Old English stigel, stigol ‘stile’, ‘steep place’.

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

Similar surnames: Sidwell, Elwell, Kidwell, Tidwell, Stockwell, Colwell, Stowell

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Stillwell Family Origin

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Stillwell Family Occupations

What did your Stillwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stillwell. A less common occupation for the Stillwell family was Farming. The most common Stillwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Stillwell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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Stillwell Historical Records

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Stillwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Stillwell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Stillwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Stillwell in 1945 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stillwell


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