History of your Surname
Get access to Bagwell family records.Start a free trial

Bagwell Family History

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

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Bagwell family from?

You can see how Bagwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bagwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bagwell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 70 Bagwell families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Bagwell's in the UK. London had the highest population of Bagwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bagwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bagwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bagwell. 34% of Bagwell men worked as a Builders Labourer and 73% of Bagwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bagwell were Cowman and Private Means.

View Census data for Bagwell | Data not to scale

*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 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    34%
  • General Labourer
    25%
  • Retired
    9%
  • Cowman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Private Means
    4%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Bagwell family records will you find?

Census Records

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.

Search UK census records for Bagwell

Passenger Lists

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.

View all Bagwell immigration records

Draft Cards

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.

View all Bagwell military records

You've only scratched the surface of Bagwell family history.

Discover More

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

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Bagwell family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial