Bonwell Family History

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Bonwell Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Bunwell in Norfolk, which is named with Old English bune ‘reed’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Alternatively it could be a variant of the Norman habitational name Bonfield. Possibly an Americanized form of French Bonneville.

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


Similar surnames: Banwell, Boswell, Boxwell, Bowell, Longwell, Oswell, Doswell, Foxwell

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Bonwell Family Origin

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Bonwell Family Occupations

What did your Bonwell 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 Bonwell. 9% of Bonwell men worked as a Bricklayer and 35% of Bonwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonwell were Conductor T Ordance R and Goun Machinist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
    9%
  • C D S Lcc
    9%
  • Carpenter Travelling On War Othier Work
    9%
  • Conductor T Ordance R
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    35%
  • Cloth Weaver
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Goun Machinist
    4%

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

Bonwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bonwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonwell 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 237 immigration records available for the last name Bonwell. 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 603 military records available for the last name Bonwell. For the veterans among your Bonwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bonwell lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bonwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Bonwell in 1952 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bonwell

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