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Wiswell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wiswell in Lancashire, named from Old English wisc ‘marshy meadow’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Haswell, Caswell, Whitwell, Hipwell, Doswell, Sidwell, Bidwell

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Where is the Wiswell family from?

You can see how Wiswell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiswell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wiswell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Wiswell families living in Massachusetts. This was about 23% of all the recorded Wiswell's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Wiswell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiswell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiswell. 24% of Wiswell men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Wiswell women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiswell were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Wiswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiswell 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 870 immigration records available for the last name Wiswell. 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 Wiswell. For the veterans among your Wiswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiswell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wiswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wiswell in 1943 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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