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Bomwell Family History

Bomwell Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Boswell, Bonwell, Bowell, Boxwell, Bromwell, Bodwell, Oswell, Bagwell

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Where is the Bomwell family from?

You can see how Bomwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bomwell family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Bomwell families were found in Scotland in 1891. In 1891 there were 7 Bomwell families living in Ayrshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Bomwell's in Scotland. Ayrshire had the highest population of Bomwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bomwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bomwell ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 127 census records available for the last name Bomwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bomwell 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 5 immigration records available for the last name Bomwell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 38 military records available for the last name Bomwell. For the veterans among your Bomwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bomwell lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2003, in the United States, Bomwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bomwell in 1969 was 64, and 72 in 2003.

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