Bardwell Family History

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Bardwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bardwell in Suffolk, so named with an unattested Old English byname Bearda, a derivative of beard (see Beard) + Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Alternatively, the first element may be from a dissimilated form of Old English bre(o)rd ‘brim’, ‘bank’.

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

Similar surnames: Birdwell, Barnwell, Wardwell, Bagwell, Bridwell, Bakewell, Harwell

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Bardwell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bardwell name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Mali


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Bardwell Family Origin

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Bardwell Family Occupations

What did your Bardwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bardwell family was Carman. The most common Bardwell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Bardwell's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Agr Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bardwell.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Agr Lab

  • Carman


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

Bardwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Bardwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bardwell 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 Bardwell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bardwell. For the veterans among your Bardwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bardwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bardwell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bardwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bardwell in 1953 was 44, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bardwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bardwell 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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