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 1880, the most common Wadell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Wadell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wadell family was Teamster. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wadell.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Teamster

    8%

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

Wadell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wadell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wadell 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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