Bagwell Family History

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Bagwell Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. It may be a variant of Backwell, a habitational name from Backwell in Somerset, named with Old English bæc ‘ridge’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or possibly from Bakewell in Derbyshire (see Bakewell). Alternatively, it may be from a minor place named with an unattested Old English word, bagga ‘ badger’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Banwell, Harwell, Bardwell, Bradwell, Bonwell, Bakewell, Bramwell

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Bagwell Family Origin

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Bagwell Family Occupations

What did your Bagwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bagwell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Bagwell's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bagwell family was Laundress. Agricultural Labourer, Agricultural Labr and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bagwell.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Agricultural Labr

  • Labourer

  • Laundress


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

Bagwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Bagwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bagwell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bagwell. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Bagwell. For the veterans among your Bagwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bagwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bagwell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bagwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bagwell in 1945 was 23, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bagwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bagwell 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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