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Sewall Family History

Sewall Name Meaning

English: variant of Sewell.

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


Similar surnames: Sawall, Sewell, Shewell, Seawell, Newill, Sell, Sewald, Searl, Newell

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Where is the Sewall family from?

You can see how Sewall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sewall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sewall families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Sewall families living in British Columbia. This was about 74% of all the recorded Sewall's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Sewall families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sewall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sewall ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sewall. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sewall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sewall 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sewall. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Sewall. For the veterans among your Sewall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sewall lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sewall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sewall in 1955 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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