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Bodwell Family History

Bodwell Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Bidwell or possibly Bardwell .

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


Similar surnames: Bodell, Bowell, Bonwell, Bedwell, Bordwell, Bidwell, Rodwell, Oswell

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Where is the Bodwell family from?

You can see how Bodwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bodwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bodwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 50 Bodwell families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Bodwell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bodwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bodwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bodwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bodwell. 67% of Bodwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Domestic Servant
    34%
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What Bodwell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bodwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodwell 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 708 immigration records available for the last name Bodwell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bodwell. For the veterans among your Bodwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bodwell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bodwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bodwell in 1953 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

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