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Engwall Surname Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements eng a variant of äng ‘meadow’ (possibly from a placename) + wall a variant of vall ‘field’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Engdahl, Ekwall, Engman, Engholm, Wall, Ewald, Rendall, Dingwall

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Where is the Engwall family from?

You can see how Engwall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Engwall family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Engwall families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Engwall families living in New Brunswick. This was about 80% of all the recorded Engwall's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Engwall families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Engwall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Engwall ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Engwall. 25% of Engwall men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Engwall women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Engwall were Cabinet Maker and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Cabinet Maker
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • House Work
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Engwall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Engwall 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 745 immigration records available for the last name Engwall. 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 191 military records available for the last name Engwall. For the veterans among your Engwall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Engwall lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Engwall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Engwall in 1963 was 80, and 76 in 2004.

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