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Caldwell Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in England and Scotland, variously spelled, that are named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Caldwell in North Yorkshire is one major source of the surname; Caldwell in Renfrewshire in Scotland another.

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

Similar surnames: Chadwell, Carswell, Cordwell, Cantwell, Cardwell, Cauldwell, Coldwell

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Caldwell Family Origin

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Caldwell Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Caldwell family was Blacksmith. Farmer, School and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caldwell. The most common Caldwell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Caldwell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Clerk

  • Blacksmith


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Caldwell Historical Records

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Caldwell Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Caldwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Caldwell in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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