Doswell Family History

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Doswell Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from Dowdeswell in Gloucestershire, named from an Old English personal name Dogod + Old English wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Oswell, Boswell, Rodwell, Cogswell, Colwell, Bonwell, Foxwell

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Doswell Family Origin

Where is the Doswell family from?

Doswell Family Occupations

What did your Doswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Doswell. 3% of Doswell men worked as a Carpenter and 63% of Doswell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doswell were Carpenter joiner and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Doswell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Doswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doswell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Doswell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Doswell. For the veterans among your Doswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doswell Life Expectancy

What is the average Doswell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Doswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Doswell in 1945 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doswell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doswell 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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