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 Family Origin

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Bardwell Family Occupations

What did your Bardwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bardwell. 24% of Bardwell men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Bardwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bardwell were Builders Labourer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Bricklayer
    12%
  • Farm Labourer
    9%
  • Builders Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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.

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