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Corwell Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Cornwell in Oxfordshire, which in early medieval records is sometimes written without the -n-, for example Corwelle (see Cornwell).

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


Similar surnames: Cornell, Cornwell, Cowell, Cordwell, Colwell, Corbell, Cordell

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Where is the Corwell family from?

You can see how Corwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corwell families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 15 Corwell families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Corwell's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Corwell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Corwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Corwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Corwell. .

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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 1921

  • Fisherman
    100%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Corwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corwell 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 638 immigration records available for the last name Corwell. 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 527 military records available for the last name Corwell. For the veterans among your Corwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Corwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Corwell in 1944 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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