Ledwell Family History

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Ledwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ledwell in Oxfordshire, named in Old English as ‘loud spring’ or ‘loud stream’, from Hl¯de (a river-name derived from hlud ‘loud’, i.e. ‘roaring stream’, ‘torrent’) + wella ‘well’, ‘spring’, or ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Elwell, Sewell, Rodwell, Tidwell, Bidwell, Sidwell, Liddell, Adwell

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Ledwell Family Origin

Where is the Ledwell family from?

Ledwell Family Occupations

What did your Ledwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ledwell occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 50% of Ledwell's were Fishermans. Fisherman and Seaman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ledwell.

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  • Fisherman

  • Seaman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ledwell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ledwell Historical Records

What Ledwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ledwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ledwell 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 376 immigration records available for the last name Ledwell. 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 920 military records available for the last name Ledwell. For the veterans among your Ledwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ledwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Ledwell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ledwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Ledwell in 1957 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ledwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ledwell 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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