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Bedwell Family History

Bedwell Name Meaning

English: variant of Bidwell.

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


Similar surnames: Bodwell, Bidwell, Bedell, Newell, Bowell, Edsell, Kidwell, Banwell

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Where is the Bedwell family from?

You can see how Bedwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bedwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bedwell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 380 Bedwell families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Bedwell's in the UK. London had the highest population of Bedwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bedwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bedwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bedwell. 10% of Bedwell men worked as a Bricklayer and 67% of Bedwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bedwell were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duti.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
    10%
  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Gardener
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    2%
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What Bedwell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Bedwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bedwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bedwell. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Bedwell. For the veterans among your Bedwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bedwell lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bedwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bedwell in 1947 was 39, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bedwell

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