Barnwell Family History

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Barnwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so called; there is one in Cambridgeshire and another in Northamptonshire, both named with Old English beorn ‘warrior’ (genitive plural beorna) or the Old English personal name Beorna + well(a) ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Bardwell, Banwell, Harwell, Bagwell, Birdwell, Barnhill, Farwell

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Barnwell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barnwell name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Barnwell Family Origin

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Barnwell Family Occupations

What did your Barnwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Barnwell family was Gamekeeper. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Game Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barnwell. The most common Barnwell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Barnwell's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Game Keeper

  • Gamekeeper


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

Barnwell Historical Records

What Barnwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Barnwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnwell 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 Barnwell. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Barnwell. For the veterans among your Barnwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barnwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Barnwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barnwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Barnwell in 1944 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barnwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barnwell 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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