Jewell Family History

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Jewell Name Meaning

English (of Breton or Cornish origin): from a Celtic personal name, Old Breton Iudicael, composed of elements meaning ‘lord’ + ‘generous’, ‘bountiful’, which was borne by a 7th-century saint, a king of Brittany who abdicated and spent the last part of his life in a monastery. Forms of this name are found in medieval records not only in Devon and Cornwall, where they are of native origin, but also in East Anglia and even Yorkshire, whither they were imported by Bretons after the Norman Conquest.

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


Similar surnames: Sewell, Newell, Oswell, Rowell, Howell, Ewell, Levell, Powell, Elwell

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Jewell Family Origin

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Jewell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Going To School

    14%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, the most common Jewell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Jewell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jewell family was School. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jewell.

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Jewell Life Expectancy

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