Tewell Family History

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Tewell Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of North German Düwel, a nickname from Middle Low German duvel ‘devil’ (see Teufel).

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


Similar surnames: Ezell, Gesell, Tennell, Grewell, Tewalt, Sewell, Newell, Teselle

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Tewell Family Origin

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Tewell Family Occupations

What did your Tewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tewell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Tewell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tewell family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tewell.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Tewell Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Tewell Life Expectancy

What is the average Tewell lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Tewell in 1952 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tewell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tewell 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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