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Nowell Family History

Nowell Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): variant of Noel Knowles or Newell .

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

Similar surnames: Newell, Yowell, Sowell, Lowell, Rowell, Vowell, Jowell, Bowell

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Where is the Nowell family from?

You can see how Nowell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nowell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nowell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 27 Nowell families living in Quebec. This was about 25% of all the recorded Nowell's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Nowell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nowell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Nowell. 34% of Nowell men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Trunk Maker
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Nowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nowell 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Nowell. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Nowell. For the veterans among your Nowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nowell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Nowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nowell in 1941 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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