Atwell Family History

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Atwell Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English atte welle ‘by the spring or stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Adwell, Elwell, Sewell, Caswell, Stowell, Cantwell, Banwell, Haswell

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Atwell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Atwell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Atwell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    55%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    2%

  • France

    2%

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Atwell Family Origin

Where is the Atwell family from?

Atwell Family Occupations

What did your Atwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Atwell family was Bricklayer. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atwell. The most common Atwell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Atwell's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

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

Atwell Historical Records

What Atwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Atwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atwell 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Atwell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Atwell. For the veterans among your Atwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Atwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Atwell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Atwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Atwell in 1945 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Atwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Atwell 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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