Bakewell Family History

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Bakewell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bakewell in Derbyshire, named with the Old English personal name Badeca, Baduca (from a short form of the various compound personal names with the first element beadu ‘battle’) + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Bardwell, Bagwell, Barnwell, Bracewell, Madewell, Banwell, Blackwell

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Bakewell Family Origin

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Bakewell Family Occupations

What did your Bakewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bakewell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Bakewell's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bakewell. A less common occupation for the Bakewell family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Coal Miner

  • Grocer


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

Bakewell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Bakewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bakewell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bakewell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bakewell. For the veterans among your Bakewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bakewell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bakewell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bakewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bakewell in 1955 was 54, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bakewell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bakewell 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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