Banwell Family History

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Banwell Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name from Banwell in Somerset, named from Old English bana ‘killer’ + wella ‘stream’, ‘spring’. Irish (of Norman origin): variant of Banville or Bonfield.

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

Similar surnames: Bonwell, Bagwell, Barnwell, Caswell, Bradwell, Bramwell, Boxwell

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Banwell Family Origin

Where is the Banwell family from?

Banwell Family Occupations

What did your Banwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Banwell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 12% of Banwell's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Banwell. A less common occupation for the Banwell family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Banwell Historical Records

What Banwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Banwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Banwell

Passenger List

There are 824 immigration records available for the last name Banwell. 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 789 military records available for the last name Banwell. For the veterans among your Banwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Banwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Banwell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Banwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Banwell in 1957 was 66, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Banwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Banwell 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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