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Widell Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an element of uncertain meaning (see Widman) + the adjectival suffix -ell, a derivative of Latin -elius.

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


Similar surnames: Windell, Wisell, Wadell, Lindell, Kindell, Rydell, Rudell, Bodell

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Widell Family Origin

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Widell Family Occupations

What did your Widell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Widell occupation in the USA was Carp\Enter. 14% of Widell's were Carp\Enters. A less common occupation for the Widell family was Clothier. Carp\Enter, Carpet Weaving and Carriage Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widell.

View Census data for Widell | Data not to scale

  • Carp\Enter

    14%
  • Carpet Weaving

    14%
  • Carriage Manufacturer

    14%
  • Clothier

    14%

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

Widell Historical Records

What Widell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Widell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Widell

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Widell. 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 Widell. For the veterans among your Widell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widell Life Expectancy

What is the average Widell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Widell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Widell in 1957 was 59, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widell 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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