Madewell Family History

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Madewell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Maidwell, a habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire named Maidwell, from Old English mægden ‘maidens’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Bakewell, Maxwell, Adwell, Haswell, Caswell, Cantwell, Shadwell

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Madewell Family Origin

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Madewell Family Occupations

What did your Madewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Madewell. 20% of Madewell men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Madewell women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Madewell were Farm Laborer and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Seamstress
  • House Keeper
  • Housework

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

Madewell Historical Records

What Madewell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Madewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madewell 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 79 immigration records available for the last name Madewell. 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 691 military records available for the last name Madewell. For the veterans among your Madewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Madewell Life Expectancy

What is the average Madewell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Madewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Madewell in 1953 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Madewell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Madewell 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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