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Ewell Family History

Ewell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ewell in Surrey or from Ewell Minnis or Temple Ewell in Kent, all named with Old English ?well ‘river source’.

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


Similar surnames: Elwell, Sewell, Well, Jewell, Olwell, Newell, Bell, Shell, Adwell

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Where is the Ewell family from?

You can see how Ewell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ewell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ewell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Ewell families living in British Columbia. This was about 35% of all the recorded Ewell's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Ewell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ewell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ewell. 20% of Ewell men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Ewell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ewell were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Ewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ewell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ewell. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Ewell. For the veterans among your Ewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ewell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ewell in 1944 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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