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Trowell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowell in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English with treow ‘tree’ + wella ‘stream’. Ekwall suggests that this may have referred to a tree bridge. Compare Trowbridge.

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


Similar surnames: Crowell, Rowell, Cromwell, Rodwell, Bromwell, Stowell, Tidwell

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Where is the Trowell family from?

You can see how Trowell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trowell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trowell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Trowell families living in South Carolina. This was about 29% of all the recorded Trowell's in USA. South Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Trowell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trowell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Trowell. 45% of Trowell men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Trowell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trowell were Carpenter and Presser. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Laundress
    12%
  • School Teacher
    8%
  • Presser
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Trowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trowell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 964 immigration records available for the last name Trowell. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Trowell. For the veterans among your Trowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trowell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Trowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Trowell in 1948 was 57, and 67 in 2004.

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