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Biswell Family History

Biswell Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Boswell, Dixwell, Bissell, Wiswell, Bidwell, Sidwell, Kidwell

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Where is the Biswell family from?

You can see how Biswell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biswell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Biswell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 46 Biswell families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Biswell's in the UK. London had the highest population of Biswell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Biswell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Biswell 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 Biswell. 29% of Biswell men worked as a General Labourer and 89% of Biswell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Biswell were Lorry Driver and Housewife.

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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

  • General Labourer
    29%
  • Builders Labourer
    22%
  • Bricklayer
    22%
  • Lorry Driver
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Packer (heavy)
    4%
  • Cook
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Biswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biswell 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 144 immigration records available for the last name Biswell. 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 484 military records available for the last name Biswell. For the veterans among your Biswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biswell lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Biswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Biswell in 1956 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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