Wadell Family History

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Wadell Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Waddell. Variant spelling of German Wadel. Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from vad ‘ford’ + the common surname suffix -ell.

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

Similar surnames: Widell, Adell, Bodell, Rydell, Waddell, Wall, Rudell, Randell

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Wadell Family Origin

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Wadell Family Occupations

What did your Wadell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wadell. 20% of Wadell men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Wadell women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wadell were Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid

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

Wadell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wadell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wadell 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 971 immigration records available for the last name Wadell. 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 652 military records available for the last name Wadell. For the veterans among your Wadell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wadell Life Expectancy

What is the average Wadell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wadell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wadell in 1962 was 69, and 83 in 2004.

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