Bothwell Family History

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Bothwell Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place in Lanarkshire named Bothwell, from Middle English both(e) ‘bothy’, ‘small hut’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Rothwell, Bothell, Boxwell, Southwell, Boswell, Bonwell, Bottrell

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Bothwell Family Origin

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Bothwell Family Occupations

What did your Bothwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bothwell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Bothwell's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bothwell. A less common occupation for the Bothwell family was Carter.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Butcher

  • Carter


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

Bothwell Historical Records

What Bothwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Bothwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bothwell 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bothwell. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Bothwell. For the veterans among your Bothwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bothwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bothwell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bothwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bothwell in 1941 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bothwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bothwell 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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