Carswell Family History

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Carswell Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from Carswell in south Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire) or from any of the places mentioned at Creswell, all named with Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Caswell, Harwell, Creswell, Kerswell, Caldwell, Cogswell, Cordwell

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Carswell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carswell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carswell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Carswell Family Origin

Where is the Carswell family from?

Carswell Family Occupations

What did your Carswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carswell. A less common occupation for the Carswell family was Labourer. The most common Carswell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Carswell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Farmer Son

  • Labourer


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

Carswell Historical Records

What Carswell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Carswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carswell 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Carswell. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Carswell. For the veterans among your Carswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carswell Life Expectancy

What is the average Carswell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Carswell in 1944 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carswell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carswell 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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